"As we got ready for this month’s focus on how churches can play an important role in challenging the stigma surrounding intimate partner…Read More

These Churches are Taking on Intimate Partner Violence!

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  By Christine Murray, See the Triumph Co-FounderAs we got ready for this month’s focus on how churches can play an important role in challenging the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence, we saw a lot of great examples of churches doing really amazing work to address intimate partner violence (IPV), both within their congregations and in…Read More

We heard some very difficult stories from some of the survivors in our research about their religious communities or beliefs added to the…Read More

The Stigma of Intimate Partner Violence in Churches: Part Three - How Religion Can Perpetuate Abuse

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  By Christine Murray, See the Triumph Co-FounderToday, we’re continuing to explore the potential ways that survivors of intimate partner violence may experience stigma within their faith communities. Our topic today is a sensitive one, in that it touches on some potentially very personal belief systems that people may hold. So, I want to begin by…Read More

"When people fail to consider all the many challenges people face within an abusive relationship, it may be easy to assume that they can…Read More

"I've Lost My Power"

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  By Christine Murray, See the Triumph Co-FounderLate last week, the city where I live was hit by a bad ice storm. I was one of the thousands of residents to lose electricity during the storm. As hours without power stretched into a few days, I began to realize just how much I take for granted so many of the basic things that keep my life…Read More

"Faith communities offer a potentially valuable source of social support and connection for survivors of intimate partner violence.…Read More

The Stigma of Intimate Partner Violence in Churches: Part Two - Isolation

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  By Christine Murray, See the Triumph Co-FounderMany people view their faith communities as a major source of social support and connection in their lives. For many, a faith community can even come to feel like a second family, which shows just how deeply valued these connections can be for people of faith.On the positive side, the strength of…Read More

"This month, we’re sharing a series of blog posts and resources to help people in faith communities support survivors of intimate partner…Read More

The Stigma of Intimate Partner Violence in Churches: Part One - Blame and Shame

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  By Christine Murray, See the Triumph Co-FounderThis month, we’re sharing a series of blog posts and resources to help people in faith communities support survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and challenge the stigma that often surrounds abuse in these communities.Why are we focusing on faith communities, and particularly on Christian…Read More
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