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The Church and Church Hurt

Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt

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Time to Quit Your Daydream

I know, I know. The popular saying is “Don’t quit your daydream,” and here I am saying the opposite: quit your daydream. No, I am not saying to give up on your hopes for your life.  No, there is nothing wrong with wanting more and wanting to add more to the lives of others. I… Continue reading Time to Quit Your Daydream

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Why We Blame the Victim

While watching an episode of Criminal Minds, I found myself yelling at the woman on the screen. I heard myself say things like, “Oh my gosh, you’re so stupid! Really, you thought that was a good idea?” The worse yet, “Well, you asked for what’s coming next.” Earlier that day, I read similar comments regarding a report… Continue reading Why We Blame the Victim

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Suffer the Little Children

Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Colossians 3:21 In the U.S., approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually (American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence, 2011). Given many of these adults have children, it is said that over 7.5 million children are… Continue reading Suffer the Little Children