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Worthless Apologies
"It doesn’t matter how heartfelt an apology your partner makes to you if later he takes it back. And he doesn’t have to come out and say, “I don’t feel sorry anymore about what I did” or “I didn’t really mean it when I apologized.” He can retract an apology in any of...
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 savvy,...
In Advocacy: Begin with Belief
To study psychological trauma is to come face to face both with human vulnerability in the natural world and with the capacity for evil in human nature. To study psychological trauma means bearing witness to horrible events. When the events are natural disasters or...
God Uses the Civil Court System to Sanctify His Church — Interview with Boz, Part One
I had the great pleasure of meeting Basyle “Boz” Tchividjian in person last year in Virginia at the Courage Conference. Boz has been a shining light of inspiration for myself and my husband for several years now. A one-time prosecutor, and founder of the...
Why I am Not (Exactly) an Advocate
This post has been brewing for a while. My husband and I started our unplanned journey into the (at that time brand new) world of advocacy about six years ago, by helping a friend who was caught in a domestic violence situation. Due to the way that story unfolded,...
Guest Blog: A Response to Matt Walsh on #Metoo
I’m happy to welcome my husband onto the blog for a guest post today. A few days back, provocative Christian blogger Matt Walsh released an op-ed on the politically conservative news site, The Daily Wire. The title of his piece was “It’s Time for the #Metoo movement...
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...
Interview with Boz, Part Two: When Sexual Abuse Happens in a Family or a Church
I had the great pleasure of meeting Basyle "Boz" Tchividjian in person last year in Virginia at the Courage Conference. Boz has been a shining light of inspiration for myself and my husband for several years now. A one-time prosecutor, and founder of the...

Idiosyncracies

A small collection of sample happenings and traits. Only a taste of the fun we get to have every...

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