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Season 3

Sexual Abuse Survivors and the Church's Phony Compassion for the Unborn

June 30, 2022

With all the high-fives flying and churches celebrating in light of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, survivors of sexual abuse in the church may be left scratching their heads. Forgive us if we find the claims that the church…

Sheltered But Not Protected: A Chat with Justin Woodbury (Part 2)

June 1, 2022

Today on the podcast we continue our chat with Justin Woodbury of the blog and book, Sheltered But Not Protected. RESOURCES: Sheltered But Not Protected --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/survivorsanctuary/mess…

Josh Duggar Keeps Telling His Family Who He Is. So Why Do They Refuse To Believe Him?

May 18, 2022

They say your character is who you are when nobody is watching. So why is it that Christians have so much trouble believing that people caught abusing children are depraved, dangerous and better off in prison? If you've been…

No One Has Been Hurt By Church More Than Jesus (And Other Hot Takes Pastors Should Stop Sharing On Facebook)

April 13, 2022

It's always fun when a spiritual leader teaches theology-by-meme on social media. And by fun, I mean obnoxious. There are some quotes and memes floating around on Facebook these days that are aimed at people who apparently d…

Orange Jumpsuits: The Antidote to the Church's Apathy Toward Victims of Sexual Abuse?

Feb. 23, 2022

It should be the love and compassion of Christ, a sense of justice and righteousness that compel christian institutions to report, rather than conceal the sexual abuse of minors in their midst. But since that doesn't seem to…

Dear Christian: Obesity & Gluttony Aren't Synonyms (And Why That Matters to Survivors of Sexual Abuse)

Feb. 2, 2022

Doctors, Scientists and researchers have long been exploring the link between obesity and childhood sexual abuse. In fact, sexual abuse is now recognized as being a key factor in obesity. The church, as usual, seems to be la…

Sexual Abuse Survivors and the Struggle with Self Care

Jan. 5, 2022

Why do survivors of sexual abuse seem to struggle with self care? And how has the church contributed to that struggle? We chat about it on today's episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/survivorsanctuary/m…