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  • Draft Domestic Abuse Bill - why it matters Draft Domestic Abuse Bill - why it matters 16 July 2019 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    The Draft Domestic Abuse Bill is now being discussed in parliament. What does this mean for you and your church?
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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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  • 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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  • 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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