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  • Spiritual Abuse Spiritual Abuse 31 May 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Spiritual abuse is coercion and control of one individual by another in a spiritual context.
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  • Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director 20 April 2018 — Jessica Clarke — News

    Photo Credit: The Law SocietyFormer Law Society President Andrew Caplen is set to become co-Director of Restored, the Christian charity campaigning to end violence against women. He will join Restored on 1 May 2018 following the retirement of Peter Grant and will lead the charity alongside Mandy Marshall who, with ...
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  • Next time you ask ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ - remember this picture. Next time you ask ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ - remember this picture. 20 April 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Polly Neate, former Chief Executive of Women’s Aid wrote an article in iNews which included this image taken by a police officer on a domestic abuse call in London and shared on Twitter by the Metropolitan Police.This photo is shocking - knives are on each step on either side of ...
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  • Pornography and Domestic Abuse:  Is there a link? Pornography and Domestic Abuse: Is there a link? 16 January 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Domestic abuse is all about power and control, thus the man that perpetrates power over his partner, in an abusive manner, has his views consolidated when he watches pornography.


    (Image taken from: www.one-in-four.com)


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  • 2017 Review 2017 Review 22 December 2017 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    What a year 2017 has been!
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  • Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors. Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors. 19 December 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors.

    How can you help and support victims and survivors.
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  • DARVO - Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender DARVO - Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender 07 November 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    DARVO refers to a reaction perpetrators of wrong doing may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior. DARVO stands for "Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender." The perpetrator or offender may Deny the behavior, Attack the individual doing the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender such that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the true victim into an alleged offender.
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  • Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? 31 October 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    The Harvey Weinstein story exemplifies many of the issues that we set up First Man Standing to address. Abuse is much wider that Hollywood or Westminster. The stories and statistics are hard to read, but force us to face up to the reality that violence against women happens “in churches too”.
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  • 10 Traits that Characterise the Abusive Mentality 10 Traits that Characterise the Abusive Mentality 24 October 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    ‘He had originally denied the assault but when presented with video evidence changed his plea to guilty.’
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  • How To Be a Friend to a Survivor of Abuse. 08 September 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Christine explains why it was so hard for her to recognize the abuse she was experiencing . . .

    'The abuse got worse little by little so it increasingly became normal, until my ex destroyed every part of me.'

    But I passionately believe that it is everyday ordinary friends who can make the difference - become an awesome friend.
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