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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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  • Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Service Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Service 26 November 2018 — Carolina Kuzaks-Cardenas — News

    Sunday 25 November is Christ the King Sunday and also the International Day for Ending Violence Against Women. On this day, Rev’d Marisa Cockfield has recorded a special Sunday Service for broadcast on BBC Radio Devon at 6.30am.
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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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  • Abusive Church Response - Rachel's Story Abusive Church Response - Rachel's Story 10 July 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Survivors’ stories

    I believe the way "do-gooders" in the church interfered with my marriage had a direct impact on the outcome my children and I live with today. I have words now to describe what I experienced; spiritual abuse.

    Rachel, a member of the Network, shares her story of how her church leaders colluded with her abusive husband and acted abusively towards her as well.
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  • ‘My husband hired a hitman to kill me - but I forgive him' 05 July 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    This online BBC article seems to romanticise forgiveness and reconciliation by asking us to celebrate the fact that a domestic violence victim was easily able to forgive her husband who tried to kill her, as if he had forgotten to buy bread at the shops, and would have taken him back if he had been acquitted.

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  • Football's Coming Home Football's Coming Home 22 June 2018 — Andrew Caplen — Blog

    FOOTBALL COMING HOME?So, the World Cup is underway. Russia, the unfancied hosts, have won two matches and qualified for the next round. Christiano Ronaldo has already scored four goals and, wonder upon wonders, England defeated Tunisia in their first match. The back - and some front - pages of the ...
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  •  Restored responds to the Government's Consultation on Domestic Abuse Restored responds to the Government's Consultation on Domestic Abuse 04 June 2018 — Andrew Caplen — Reports

    Restored response to Government consultation on Domestic Abuse 2018.
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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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