Considering Systemic Abuse: Impact and Response

At the 2015 Community of Practice put on by the American Bible Society’s Trauma Healing Institute, Dr. Diane Langberg spoke about systemic abuse and the need for dissidents within…

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Working with Chronic, Ongoing Trauma

Most trauma recovery interventions assume that the traumatic experience of a client is now over. But what of the person who continues to remain in a traumatic environment (e.g.,…

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Regarding Jerry Sandusky, Institutions, and Hating the Right Thing

Jerry Sandusky: football hero. Jerry Sandusky: non-profit charity for troubled boys. Jerry Sandusky: pedophile.

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Our Backwards Savior

The radical nature of Christianity is becoming more apparent to me as time goes by. It is my hope and prayer that this recognition is the work of God pressing my mind into the…

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The Spiritual Impact of Abuse

We know from both the literature and from experience that trauma and abuse violate every aspect of the child—their world, their self, their future and their faith. A child is, by…

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Making Barrios Beautiful

Every so often in my life, God has taken part of His Word and pushed me deeper into its meaning than ever before. He did that for me last week with a Scripture that I have loved,…

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Counseling a Dangerous Profession?

I wonder how many of us who are involved in counseling think of ourselves as engaging in a dangerous profession? After all, I am sitting in a nice chair, inside a nice office,…

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Child Sexual Abuse Survivors and Malleability

People often comment about the resiliency of children when they are facing devastating circumstances such as divorce, death of a parent or abuse. Somehow the comment makes…

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