I should also remind about ‘lender awareness’ – do not allow yourself to be in a situation where you are sharing your man, whether it’s because you turn a blind eye to his cheating, or you keep letting him break up with you and then take him back once he’s got her/them out of his skin…which brings me neatly to… I will not spend my time waiting around, whether it’s for their calls, or for them to show up after they’ve disappeared, waiting for them to come back, waiting for them to turn into The Man I Think He Could/Should Be, or waiting for them to decide if they want to be with me – I’m not putting my life on hold for anyone.When a man is interested, you are in no doubt about their interest and they don’t run the risk of losing you.LOCATION: Austin, TX This two-day training is designed to help Christian pastors and lay leaders understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the ramifications of violence on individuals, the church and the community. This course focuses on "prevention" and will equip trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 Fundamentals & 201 Beyond Basics. Women learn at an early age to live with fear of violence—at home, at school, in the workplace, on the street.It also equips churches to develop protocols to protect victims, prevent future harm, and respond effectively and sensitively to victims/survivors, their families, and abusers. The course is designed for those who are designated by their judicatory or organization to train clergy and spiritual teachers about healthy boundaries. This awareness is something we all share even though our ways of coping with it may differ. I wonder if the rapist also paid the child’s father 50 shekels of silver (see Deuteronomy )? As Sexual Assault Awareness and Action Month draws to a close, we might pause to consider where we are.
Fortune and celebrate Faith Trust Institute's 40th Anniversary. Faith Trust Institute is celebrating our 40th Anniversary! As part of this milestone event, we're creating a Celebration Book and we would like to include your thoughts and memories. “When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be married to a 20-year-old member of her church who had raped her. She had become pregnant, she says, and child welfare authorities were investigating — so her family and church officials decided the simplest way to avoid a messy criminal case was to organize a wedding.” -Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times. Thirty years ago, Catherine Mac Kinnon said, “The fact is, anything that anybody with power experiences as sex is considered ipso facto not violence, [i.e."But the other side of me was concerned about what this means in terms of intimacy and how the dynamics would work." When Leah and Ryan met at a wedding four years ago, they didn’t expect to develop this type of arrangement.Neither of them had had an open relationship before, though it was something that Leah had contemplated.This generation is radically rethinking straight sex and marriage, but at what cost?In Part One of a two-part series, Rolling Stone goes under the covers in search of new approaches to intimacy, commitment and hooking up.“I like everyone to meet each other and be friends and stuff,” he explains.