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via Utah mom calls for stricter child abuse laws after man convicted in brutal beating gets ‘light sentence’ — fox13now.com

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Thursday Thought — New Resource items on Sexual Abuse and Pornography

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We have added four new items to our resources pages: Sexual Abuse and Training Materials.   These items are for women who discover their partner is using child exploitation material.  The new items are listed below with a brief explanation.

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These three resources are from secular sources

Rosie Batty’s discovery of ex-partner’s child porn charges

Rosie Batty, former Australian of the Year and Domestic Violence campaigner, talks of the trauma she experienced when she discovered her ex-partner had been charged with accessing online child abuse material at a library.  His child pornography charges are a lesser-known part of Batty’s tragic and well-publicized story.

PartnerSPEAK.org.au

A peer support forum for ‘affected partners’ – people who are affected by and concerned about the child abuse material viewed by their partner, husband or family members.

PartnerSPEAK Research Report

In 2015 PartnerSPEAK partnered with Dr Marg Liddell and Professor S. Caroline Taylor, AM…

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* * * Have you met Boz Tchividjian of GRACE – Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment? This would be a good video to post on Facebook or send to church leaders. Until churches have safe policies in place and survivors feel safe to share their trauma to others in the church, […]

via How Safe is Your Church? — Spiritual Sounding Board

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The Shack… by, Wm. Paul Young

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Synopsis:

Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

Review:

Books have many purposes. Some are meant to entertain. Some are meant to make us reach deep inside ourselves and uncover buried emotions. And if we’re lucky, once in a great while we come across a book that is meant to stay with us for a very long time. It touches us in such a profound way it…

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A Common Tactic of Abusers is to Try to Alienate the Victim’s Allies

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“I understand that you are giving _______ counsel and I want to talk to you.”

I have received that kind of message many times over the past few years. A message on our church answering machine. An email. A note. I never answer these messages because I know what they are about. They are attempts by the abuser to place doubt in my mind about the victim. Just think of it. A person actually contacts me, thinking that I am counseling their target.* The abuser actually expects that I am going to talk to him about his spouse!! Hello? I would not even be free to acknowledge that I have spoken with them or not, let alone provide any details!

Sometimes these calls are really a not-so-veiled-threat — “I know and I want you to know that I know.”

And sometimes the abuser’s attorney will even call and want me…

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Update on Lundy Bancroft’s Webinar — Why Does He Do That?

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For those of you who registered for Lundy’s webinar which is based on his book, Why Does He Do That?, you may be like Barb and me, who have listened and are re-listening to the presentations while actively taking notes  because we want to remember all the top-notch information that he is presenting.  I was able to relax a bit when I found out, and we want to remind you also, that at the end of the series those who registered for the webinar will receive links to all four of the presentations to add to their video library for keeps!

And for those of you who wish you had registered – good news!  Due to the number of requests asking to join the webinar series late, Lundy has decided to keep registration open.  Yes, that means you can still join for the last webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 22nd, and you will receive links to…

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JUSTICE: a poem by a woman who was sexually, emotionally, mentally & spiritually abused

A very powerful poem. May God grant her request.

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This poem was sent to Barb by a woman who was sexually, emotionally, mentally and spiritually abused by her pastor. When (a few of) his sins were exposed, all he got was a slap on the wrist by the “denominational council” and a whole year of free counseling for himself and for his marriage.

Here is what she says:

I was never heard.  My spirit was left for dead. And I was changed in the deepest way that will leave me forever scarred.  And no one seemed to care.  I hurt so much and no one can ever fix that.  I live with it.  I let go and forgive and I keep living with this scar hidden under my heart in shame.  This poem is all I have left to show for my experience.  Feel free to trash it, post it, curse it, or pray over it.  I just want someone… someone…

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