Topic: Abuse

November 4, 2019
Where Was Jesus in My Suffering?

Christ’s brutal crucifixion offers real, meaningful hope for those who have suffered the horrors of abuse.

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October 10, 2019
The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse

This is an adapted excerpt from Mez McConnell’s new book The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse. Please pre-order the book through 10ofthose. Every purchase made through 10ofthose helps to support the work of 20schemes. I remember walking home from school with the envelope in my hand. I held it […]

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September 9, 2015
'The First Cut is the Deepest'—Self-Harmers in the Church

People say it’s for attention but I dinnae think so. They just feel worthless. (anonymous Scottish female) What is the first thought that comes to mind when we say the words, “Self-Harm or Self-Injury?” For many, it will be the image of a young person with prominent scars or burns on their arms. But to […]

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June 4, 2015
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! A Pastor's Response to the Death of a Childhood Abuser

A recent obituary penned by some of the children of a recently deceased mother wrote this startling piece for their local press: Marianne Theresa John­son-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible. […]

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