Allowing Sexual Abuse Survivors to Find Their Voice

Allowing Sexual Abuse Survivors to Find Their Voice

Back in the fall, Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) adopted a theme for 2019: “Find Your Voice and Use It.” The choice now seems both descriptive and prophetic. The year began with the swearing in of 127 women members of Congress; 102 in the House and 25 in the Senate,...
Why You Need to Say the Other F Word in Church

Why You Need to Say the Other F Word in Church

There was a time, not all that long ago, when I would not stand in front of a group of people and say the other F word. No, not the one you’re thinking of! I’m talking about the F word that has a tendency to raise so many eyebrows in evangelical churches and the...
Beyond #ChurchToo: A Path Forward for Evangelicals

Beyond #ChurchToo: A Path Forward for Evangelicals

A 16-year-old girl was groomed and manipulated into an abusive “relationship” by the youth pastor of her evangelical church. When the truth came to light, she was shamed, blamed and silenced. The pastor continued in ministry. This is the story of Emily Joy, co-creator...