Let’s Talk about Our Boys

When I first started this blog and my associated Facebook page at @ClaireRoiseAdvocacy, I addressed male-dominated abusive marriages within the church almost exclusively. It was a needed area of conversation; it was what I had seen; and I certainly wasn’t the only one...

Begin with Belief, Part 2

In an earlier blog post I talked about why we should begin with belief when hearing allegations of child sexual or domestic abuse. Today I’d like to talk a little more about that.  Assuming the victim must have misunderstood or misremembered details, or must be...

Seatbelts, Cigarettes…and Abuse

In his talk for Awaken 2017, my husband made the comment that he wants to accomplish for abuse what we’ve seen happen within very recent memory for seatbelts and cigarettes. Once upon a time, cigarette smoking was not just socially acceptable, it said you were...