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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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  • 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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