Emerging Voices | Stopping Church Sexual Assault

Emerging Voices | Stopping Church Sexual Assault

It happened again. This time, tears welled in my eyes as I turned up the volume to watch a video of a brave survivor courageously sharing her story of being sexually assaulted by a Baptist pastor from my college town. Anger filled me as I remembered how I had trusted...
Some Clergy Unequipped to Minister to Abused

Some Clergy Unequipped to Minister to Abused

Most Protestant pastors (73%) believe they are “somewhat equipped” for trauma care ministry, but they feel less able to effectively minister to those who have experienced forms of abuse, according to a Barna Group report published Aug. 4. For example, 88% feel...
When Your Trauma Triggers Itself into Vivid Remembrance

When Your Trauma Triggers Itself into Vivid Remembrance

It is impossible to overestimate the impact of a traumatic experience on any individual or group. In my experience – with myself and with others – the injury that occurs when an assault takes place on body or mind has lasting and unpredictable aftereffects. I offer an...