Not Forsaken: A Shepherd’s Guide is a practical how-to study and theological resource for seminaries, pastors, counselors, and ministry leaders who seek to minister to abuse victims and survivors with compassion and biblical wisdom.
I recently had the honor of talking to author and pastor, Daniel Darling, about surviving abuse, my upcoming book Not Forsaken, and the ERLC Caring Well Conference which I’ll be speaking at on October 3-5, 2019.
C.S. Lewis said of Heaven, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” This Easter weekend, I contemplate Jesus and our resurrection.
I’m recovering from abuse, and while I’ve made a lot of progress, shame still permeates my life. How do I break free? How do I trust that God loves me?
Happy New Year! As we begin 2019 I’ve seen a lot of people on social media making New Years Resolutions to read the Bible more. While a fabulous goal, I fear our spiritual fitness often goes the way of our physical fitness; we buy that gym membership, and work really hard in January and February, but lose conviction around March …
Yesterday, Pope Francis published a letter addressing a Grand Jury Report which catalogs horrifying cases of sexual abuse mismanaged or intentionally concealed by leaders within multiple Roman Catholic Dioceses.
Yesterday my children and I were reading the Bible while they played in the bathtub. We came to the verse in Matthew 4:17, where it says, “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'”
My mom knew that my dad was a pervert with a violent temper who never apologized for anything. She thought that if she submitted to him and was a good Christian wife, he would eventually become a good Christian man, repent of his sin, and love her. Her background included catholic, charismatic, and reformed doctrines, and there was a copy …
There were many times, particularly when I was a teenager and young adult, that I took great solace in hymns. Some seem to think that’s a bit odd. I suppose it is unusual for a teenager to gravitate so strongly toward “old-fashioned” music. However, the lyrics of hymns tend to be much more rich, thoughtful, and profound than your typical …
Because, no matter how smart, strategic, or passionate you may be, you have been sent out as sheep among wolves.