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  • Press Release: Mandy Marshall appointed as Director for Gender Justice for the Anglican Communion Press Release: Mandy Marshall appointed as Director for Gender Justice for the Anglican Communion 05 December 2019 — Mandy Marshall — News

    Anglican Communion appoints international anti-gender-based violence campaignerFor Immediate Release: 5 December 2019 Anglican Communion appoints international anti-gender-based violence campaigner The Anglican Communion has appointed Mandy Marshall, a leading international campaigner against gender-based violence, as its new Director for Gender Justice. Mandy, who is currently Co-Director of Restored, a charity she ...
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  • ​Mood Manipulation as a Method of Coercive Control ​Mood Manipulation as a Method of Coercive Control 26 November 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Emotional manipulators can also maintain control through their moods which can vary so drastically that you don’t know what to expect so you are always walking on eggshells - you may find yourself amending your behaviour constantly trying to appease him.
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  • Child (teenager) to Parent Violence Child (teenager) to Parent Violence 18 November 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    The number of reported crimes involving children/teenagers attacking parents have doubled in the past 3 years.
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  • Jesus didn't die for marriage Jesus didn't die for marriage 02 October 2019 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Marriage is for life, ''till death us do part', right? But whose life and death are we talking about?
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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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  • 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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