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Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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What’s OK at Home? – domestic abuse info for young people

Kids and teens aged 10-17 can go to What’s OK at Home? to find info about domestic abuse and family violence. The site helps young people recognize domestic abuse and provides practical guidance to support their safety, health and emotional wellbeing if they are experiencing domestic abuse in their own family. It also has a section for …

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Jimmy Hinton and Clara Hinton

This is worth wrapping your head around because domestic abusers are similar to pedophiles Jimmy Hinton Jimmy is a child protection advocate, a pastor, a husband and a father. In 2011, after learning that his (pastor) father John Wayne Hinton had molested young girls, Jimmy and his mother Clara turned John in to the police. …

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I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why… — by Amber Barnhill

I let him abuse me to keep him from abusing me. The problem with fundamentalist Christian culture isn’t that it doesn’t teach rape is wrong, but that it doesn’t know what rape actually is. Fundamentalist Christian culture taught me that if it wasn’t violent or you didn’t cry for help, that wasn’t rape, that was …

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Shattering the silence: James’s Story of growing up with an abusive father

I think it’s crucial to highlight the myriad stories of church domestic abuse, including the impacts such abuse can have on children. My first memory of violence is of being dragged to my room by my panicked mother, who wanted my siblings and me — I was very young — to be quiet before my …

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Jimmy Hinton’s new website — Protecting children from sexual predators

Pastor Jimmy Hinton’s life was turned upside down when a victim disclosed to him that she had been sexually abused by the former pastor – Jimmy’s father. Jimmy and his mother reported his father to the police. The father is currently serving a 30-60 year prison sentence for sex crimes against children. Since then Jimmy …

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Safe Steps for Children and for Youth — two new websites

Australia’s Safe Steps organization has launched two new micro-sites for children and youth. These interactive sites are for children and teens who are may be experiencing domestic abuse. This is a much needed resource for our children and teens! I encourage you to explore the sites. safesteps4children.org.au is an interactive, simple to navigate site designed to …

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