Frequently Asked Questions

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Are criminal background checks a way to ensure safety?

If the ministry my child attends conducts a criminal background check on workers and volunteers, is that enough to make ...
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What does the Bible say about child abuse?

See the Bible verses on this website ...
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Are there recommended books on healing?

Check the book reviews on this website ...
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I am a pastor providing pastoral counseling

I am providing pastoral counseling to someone who has significant trauma from childhood sexual abuse. Where should I turn for ...
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What if I can’t forgive?

Many survivors worry that God will condemn them if they cannot forgive the person that abused them. For example, one ...
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Why is it so difficult to forgive the one who abused me?

Those who are abused as children often have a difficult time with forgiving the person or persons who hurt them ...
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What is the difference between God’s forgiveness and ours?

There are two kinds of forgiveness. Vertical forgiveness is God forgiving us. It is a proclamation. It is a done ...
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What does it mean to forgive someone?

There is a lot of confusion about forgiveness, especially when it comes to child abuse. Sometimes a well-intended friend will ...
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What should I do if I plan to confront my abuser?

As noted in previous question Do I need to confront the person who abused me?, God’s Word does not require ...
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Do I need to confront the person who abused me?

Although it is appropriate to report your abuser to the authorities and otherwise take actions to prevent him or her ...
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Is it wrong for me as a Christian to report my abuser to Child Protective Services or law enforcement?

If your neighbor stole your car, you would report him to the police. Your abuser stole something from you much ...
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What can I do to keep my children safe?

Our website includes a number of resources for parents and churches to use in teaching personal safety to their children ...