God of the broken

Although my story is different, and I did not experience abuse early in my childhood as Melissa did, much of what she wrote powerfully resonates with me. Even her words about showers…but most importantly about how our God is a God of the broken.

It is wonderful news that our God is a God of healing and redemption, and that none of us are broken beyond repair.

Reformed Churches and Abuse Victims: A Researcher Wants to Hear from You

A Cry For Justice

Dr. Valerie Hobbs has contacted us in regard to research she is doing on how abuse victims and abuse cases are being handled in Reformed churches. We agreed to post her request here. Tell your story to her (email her directly, don’t post it here). Perhaps her research will be another avenue of exposing what is happening, good or bad.

“I am a Christian academic (linguist), living in England and working at the University of Sheffield (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/people/hobbs). I grew up in a Presbyterian church whose leaders held to a very narrow view of divorce and of women’s roles in society, an experience which formed the foundations for a lifelong interest in how women are represented, pastored, and talked/written about in the Reformed Christian church.

My research has taken a direction towards analyzing the language used
in cases of Reformed Christian church discipline involving women where the issues of…

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More Amazing Glimpses Of Our History

My thoughts to follow…

THE EDITOR'S JOURNAL

18-Construction-of-the-Berlin-wall-1961 The building of the Berlin wall.

22-Suntan-vending-machine-1949The obsession with fake tan is a long one. A tanning vending machine 1949.

23-Measuring-bathing-suits-if-they-were-too-short-women-would-be-fined-1920sThe continued obsession with women owning their sexuality is also a long one, as this man ensures that these women are not precious millimetres into the indecency zone.

24-Martin-Luther-King-with-his-son-removing-a-burnt-cross-from-their-front-yard-1960Martin Luther king cleans up after some ‘rowdy’ locals the next morning.

26-Lifeguard-on-the-coast-1920sBaywatch circa 1920’s

25-Hotel-owner-pouring-acid-in-the-pool-while-black-people-swim-in-it-ca-1964This man extends his hospitality to a Black family taking a swim by pouring acid into the swimming pool and forgetting to ask them to get out first. 1964.

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