Sometimes the legal system’s pursuit of justice and the Church’s emphasis on forgiveness can cause them both to neglect the rights of victims. Give me a few minutes and I will show you what I mean.
The use of non-disclosure agreements by Christian ministries has come under scrutiny due to their misuse in covering up financial and sexual scandals. I wonder what Jesus would think about the use of non-disclosure agreements in the church today?
You might object if I told you that your story matters and needs to be shared. However, I believe that there are four compelling reasons why this true.
I know that it might sound strange, but sometimes gallows humor can empower abuse survivors and others to manage the stress of a seemingly hopeless situation
Why do we feel lonely? If you’re like most of us, you’ve had this silent dialogue with yourself. Why do I feel lonely? Why, despite… Read More »Why do we feel lonely? 4 Common causes and powerful solutions
Some people believe that writing an apology letter is a waste of time. They quickly point out three perceived errors in the process. One, writing… Read More »AN APOLOGY LETTER: MOST PEOPLE MAKE THESE 6 STUNNING MISTAKES
Deadly silence. That is the sound heard in many churches when faced with emotional abuse, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. I know there are exceptions. Some… Read More »DEADLY SILENCE OF THE CHURCH ON ABUSE: 5 SINFUL EXCUSES.
Do you know the difference between a sexual assault survivor and sexual abuse survivor? These two terms have been in the news prominently in the… Read More »SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR 101: what you need to know
Church Pastors are in desperate need of five things, and it isn’t your money. They need a protected day of rest, deeper connections, constructive feedback, fellow peacemakers, and grace-extenders.
You may feel like love is broken beyond repair. But what is broken can be restored. The remedy for your broken heart is a heart that is broken for yours.
Can we talk about faith and mental illness? You may know someone with a mental illness that has been hurt by a well-meaning but ill-equipped… Read More »FAITH AND MENTAL ILLNESS 13 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY.
I found some powerful and surprising insights from my involvement in sexual abuse support groups. I had assumed that Sexual Abuse Support Groups would typically… Read More »Powerful Insights found in My Sexual Abuse Support Groups.
“DO JUSTICE LOVE MERCY. ” You may have heard the phrase at a protest rally or church or seen it on a t-shirt or billboard. You may… Read More »Understanding The Truth Of Micah’s 6:8 “Do Justice Love Mercy.”
I gave my first American Red Cross donation of blood at the start of the pandemic in 2020 and experienced the six principles of care… Read More »6 Principles of care learned from an American red cross donation
As a Care Pastor, I’ve had the privilege of ministering to many individuals dealing with spiritual crises and mental health issues. I have listened to them,…
What is Church Hurt? It is the emotional, spiritual, and physical harm caused by a church to others, regardless of intent. This harm could result from… Read More »What is church hurt? help in loving, not harming the wounded
What is Caregiver Syndrome? Caregiver Syndrome is a condition that can result from the stress of full-time or long-term caregiving. Symptoms may include depression, fatigue,… Read More »What is caregiver syndrome? Practical advice for Care Ministry Burnout
Does the Bible have anything meaningful to say about social media and anxiety?
Why can some people freely express their irritation while others keep their anger hidden? Is there a remedy for hidden anger? You probably know someone… Read More »3 REASONS PEOPLE KEEP THEIR ANGER HIDDEN BUT WHY THEY SHOULDN’T
I have met many people who felt it was their obligation to blurt out an uncomfortable truth but few who could skillfully speak the truth in love.