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  • The Nature of Abuse - Jubilee + Blogs 12 September 2019 — Peter Willson — Blog

    Over the past year Peter Willson, First Man Standing lead, has written a number of blogs in preparation for a seminar at the Jubilee + Conference, Churches that Change Communities, in Bristol on November 16th 2019 (https://jubilee-plus.org/events/)

    You can read all three here
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  • Stephanie's Story 20 August 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Survivors’ stories

    He became secretive, going behind my back and then becoming angry when I found out and challenged him about his behaviour –
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  • Talking to Children about Domestic Violence and Abuse Talking to Children about Domestic Violence and Abuse 30 April 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Knowing how to talk to children about domestic violence and abuse can be very challenging.

    Read on for helpful tips, suggestions and further resources.
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  • Domestic Abuse in Church Communities: A Safe Pastoral Response Domestic Abuse in Church Communities: A Safe Pastoral Response 22 March 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    An outstanding book on understanding and managing domestic abuse in Christian communities.
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  • How To Be An Event of Grace in a Survivor's Life How To Be An Event of Grace in a Survivor's Life 06 March 2019 — 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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  • Domestic Abuse and Divorce: A Biblical Perspective Domestic Abuse and Divorce: A Biblical Perspective 08 February 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    God defends the rights of the marginalised and abused—which is why God permits divorce throughout the Bible which includes the case of abused women.
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  • Not in my church! Not in my church! 06 December 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    ‘Surely not in my church?’ is a comment that we have heard at Restored when discussing that domestic abuse happens in churches too.
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  • #Liedentity by Bishop Rachel Treweek #Liedentity by Bishop Rachel Treweek 29 November 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    The 16-24 age group are most likely to be affected by abuse in relationships – affecting the way young people view themselves and their future relationships. Our Ambassador, Bishop Rachel Treweek of Gloucester, is passionate about seeing young people firm in their identity in Christ rather than from the many ...
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Carl Beech to become Ambassador for Restored! PRESS RELEASE: Carl Beech to become Ambassador for Restored! 22 November 2018 — Jessica Clarke — News

    CARL BEECH TO BECOME AN AMBASSADOR FOR RESTORED!

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  • Guest Blog written by Always Hopeful 21 September 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    This blog was written by Always Hopeful, a survivor of domestic abuse. You can follow their journey on Facebook (@alwayshopefulandnotabused) or read their blog at www.alwayshopefulandnotabused.blogspot.comFacebook reminded me this morning that seven years ago today I drove my eldest son to school, drove home then opened and downed a bottle ...
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