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Strength in brokenness

Strength in brokenness

The world breaks everyone and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”— Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms. Broken doesn’t mean beyond repair.

#Churchtoo means shut up and listen

#Churchtoo means shut up and listen

many scandals that have rocked the Catholic church. Unfortunately, they have rocked every other denomination, faith, countless secular institutions and countless families. And the pain and tumult these scandals leave for non-offending members is massive. With that in mind, we wanted to share this piece. 

5 tips for friends of survivors

5 tips for friends of survivors

Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way you can. Situations may vary, but here are 5 tips for friends of survivors.

How to cope with anxiety

How to cope with anxiety

Having anxiety is difficult to explain to people. Sometimes, you feel like everything is falling into place, and the next, your world feels like it’s crashing down on you. Stress, feelings of neglect, worries about the future, all of these can combine into an anxiety episode or attack. 

9 things to know about consent

9 things to know about consent

The word “consent” gets thrown around as if everyone understands it.  The basics are easy, but the nuances of consent can get complicated.

The Language of Abuse

The Language of Abuse

How to lose the language of abuse and achieve the miracle of actually being able to think in the new language. Emotional language is everything.

Hierarchy of abuse

Hierarchy of abuse

Society has ranked types of abuse in a hierarchy it considers most to least bad, and even buckets abuse into legitimate and illegitimate categories.

Abuse of Faith

Abuse of Faith

Stories of clerical child sexual abuse are not limited to the Roman Catholic Church. The Southern Baptist church have a crisis of their own.

Who pays for child sex abuse

Who pays for child sex abuse

The cost to institutions of sex abuse does not reflect the whole picture. There’s a cost to society as well, and we pick that tab up as taxpayers.

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