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What We Long for the Church to Know about Sexual Violence

Abuse can skew more than just a survivor's relationship with the church. Papers, crayons, vanilla wafers, and juice. Toys, toys, and more toys. Brightly-colored flannel-graph Adam and Eve figures hidi... read more

Voices: Sexual abuse: A time to mourn, a time to repent

Their stories are heart-wrenching and infuriating, and unfortunately, they are nothing new to the church. I know ... to sexual assault, churches and organizations need to repent, which means to change ... read more

What You Didn't Know About the Story of John and Lorena Bobbitt—and Why the Details Are More Cringe-Worthy Than Ever

"This is Lorena's story and we're honored to help her tell ... reality of what happened here. I did not know how to handle it at that time. Instead of having a serious conversation about domestic viol... read more

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A call for church to respond to sexual sin

We can add the Southern Baptist Convention to the ever growing list of entities guilty of sexual sin and gross mishandling of that sin. While the Catholic church ... know what? We’ve been letting the ... read more


Learning to Respond Better to Sexual Assault

Those who’ve read my about page, or have been reading this blog for long, know that ... to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I collaborate with Tasha Diaz, a sex therapist, and Mae Warn... read more

Survivor says the dioceses’ release of 188 names of priests, deacons accused of sexual abuse is all about damage control

While any release of information from our church officials, from an institution well ... Healthy institutions and all members of our society must learn as long as we keep secrets regarding sexual abus... read more

Local church leaders react to report on Southern Baptist Convention sexual misconduct, youth ministry said safety is No. 1 priority

"It's what we have for anyone who works with minors," Legg said. "They have to read and sign it. We also do background checks and checks of the sex offender ... let a church leader know if they ... read more

BYU professor first to study sexuality and mindfulness

Sophomore family studies major Katie Cheney took Leavitt’s class as preparation for marriage and said parents in the Church generally do not know ... sex can be for relationships. “For so ... read more

Archdiocese: Didn’t know for years that 3 ‘order’ clerics faced sex accusations

Nor would she answer other questions, saying: “We thought ... there have been sexual misconduct accusations. Before being appointed by Pope Francis in 2014 to head the church in Cook and Lake ... read more

Educate, be proactive to deter sex abuse, pastors say

Eastside Baptist Church ... case of sexual harassment under his watch. The accountability policy worked well in Middleburg, Lewis said. "In the culture in which we live, we know that perception ... read more

When the Catholic Church’s prohibition on scandal helped women

We know all too well how long Catholic authorities have sought to keep priests’ sexual sins quiet. Only recently, because of the brave children and nuns who have come forward, has the depth of sexual ... read more

Follow-up will be key to pope’s abuse summit, Scicluna says

And I’m sure that’s something that we’ll have to continue. You need to engage the Roman Curia in talking about the follow-up in the short term, the midterm and the long term. Shouldn’t you ... read more



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