Sexual Abuse Response

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Los principios bíblicos al denunciar el abuso sexual

by David Sanchez on September 9, 2021 in Sexual Abuse Response

La Biblia toma el abuso sexual en serio. Debemos denunciarlo 1) porque es la ley (en el caso de menores) y debemos someternos al gobierno que Dios ha puesto sobre nosotros para ejercer Su justicia; 2) porque como pueblo de Dios se nos pide que defendamos al oprimido y vulnerable; 3) porque al hacerlo desanimamos a otros posibles ofensores; y, 4) porque al denunciar al ofensor le proveemos la oportunidad de ver su pecado por lo que es y arrepentirse.

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The Biblical principles behind reporting sexual abuse

by David Sanchez on September 9, 2021 in Sexual Abuse Response

The Bible takes sexual abuse seriously. We should report it because it is the law (in the case of minors) and we must submit to the government God has placed over us to execute his justice, because as God’s people we are charged to stand up for the oppressed and vulnerable, because doing so discourages other would-be offenders, and because reporting the offender provides them with a chance to see their sin for what it is and repent.

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Texas Baptists offers resources and support to churches and ministries during Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Texas Baptists Communications on April 16, 2021 in Counseling Services

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Texas, 175 children are victims of abuse each day. As the body of Christ, churches and Christians have a responsibility to proactively protect children from dangerous or abusive situations.

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Surviving the secret

by Katie Swafford on April 1, 2020 in Sexual Abuse Response

Surviving the secret of abuse is hard, and everyone has a different way of processing their experience.

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Children’s Ministry with an abused child

by Dr. Ernest Izard on January 16, 2020 in Sexual Abuse Response

It is in this safe place within the family of God that the child is seen, heard, known and understood.

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Caring for abuse survivors

by Katie Swafford on April 23, 2019 in Sexual Abuse Response

Katie Swafford, director of Counseling Services, discusses ways leaders can care for survivors of sexual abuse within the church.

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The increasing need to protect children in church

by Tim Watson on April 23, 2019 in Sexual Abuse Response

Tim Watson, director of Area Representatives, shares about the important regional MinistrySafe church training workshops offered to reduce the risk of sexual abuse within the church.

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Executive board renews commitment to sexual abuse prevention training for churches

by Kalie Lowrie on February 19, 2019 in News

During the February meeting of the Executive Board, members voted to approve the allocation of $100,000 from the J.K. Wadley Endowment Fund to continue providing to churches sexual abuse prevention training and resources through a relationship with MinistrySafe. Executive Director David Hardage addressed the recent reports on sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches.

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The Truth No One Wants to Hear or Talk About

by Dawn Irons, M.A., LPC on October 11, 2017 in Sexual Abuse Response

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Texas Baptists and MinistrySafe to provide free child sexual abuse prevention training in Dallas

by Kalie Lowrie on May 10, 2017 in Press Releases

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