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Turning a Blind Eye Is Not an Option

August 4, 2014 8:00 AM

Years ago when I served as an assistant prosecutor, I was approached by a few coworkers (on different occasions) who were working on cases where children were sexually abused by someone in the church. Prosecuting cases where children are...

Offer Support, Not Shame

July 3, 2014 8:00 AM

The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that one in six American women is a victim of attempted or completed sexual assault in her lifetime. Forty-four percent of victims are under the age of 18. The fact...

Ladies, Beware!

November 14, 2013 8:00 AM

It all started my freshman year of college. It was my first time away from home, and I was excited. I was eager to meet new people and explore the world. I came from a small town, so with...

What Intimate Cohabitation Means for Ministry

October 28, 2013 8:00 AM

According to the National Survey of Family Growth, a government-funded study of more than 20,000 individuals from 2006-2010, the last few decades have seen a dramatic rise in cohabitation, or living with a member of the opposite sex in...

Women Leaders Are Tempted by Adultery

October 24, 2013 8:00 AM

How hard is it for a woman in ministry to fall into sexual sin such as adultery? Easier than you think. How many are tempted? More than we know, because no one talks about it due to the shame...

When a Pastor Becomes a Predator

September 19, 2008 10:16 PM

One day more than a decade ago, the senior pastor of my church stopped by my house unannounced. I had just had a baby, so I presumed his visit was pastorally motivated, although I was a little thrown off by...


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