Trauma, Children, and God

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The compassionate and […]

An Open Letter to Survivors of Abuse

Dear survivors of abuse, What happened to you was not your fault. You are not to blame. You did not deserve it. You did not ask for this. You should not be silenced. You are not worthless. You do not have to pretend like nothing […]

Infographic for God Made All of Me

Child sexual abuse is more prevalent than most people think and the offenders are usually people parents and the children know, not strangers. The good news is that parents are not helpless. As a matter of fact, incorporating parents into prevention efforts makes child safety training […]

When Home Isn’t Safe

Recent quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves many people vulnerable to suffering abuse when isolated in a dangerous situation at home. Many abuse survivor advocates and professionals are expecting that child abuse, intimate partner abuse, and sexual assault will increase during the pandemic because […]

Rid of My Disgrace (video)

This is my address at the 2019 Caring Well Conference on the work of Christ and the effects of abuse. For more on this, check out Rid of My Disgrace and Is It My Fault?.

What Is a Girl Worth?: Abuse Doesn’t Get there Final Word

In What is a Girl Worth?, Rachel Denhollander exposes the truth about her perpetrator, Larry Nassar, and the institution that covered it up, USA Gymnastic. While it takes lots of courage, strength, and vulnerability for a survivor to tell their story of sexual assault, it […]

Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse (video)

This is our interview with Jim Daly and John Fuller with Focus on the Family. We want to help parents approach the issue of sexual abuse with their children with confidence and in an age-appropriate way. Check out our children’s book, God Made All of […]

The Justice Calling

The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance is a comprehensive biblical theology of justice that is practically engaging. Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson bring together their deep study of scripture and their direct engagement with human trafficking and slavery, their scholarship and their activism. […]