#MeToo

#MeToo

It shouldn’t happen, but it does. To remain silent is to take the side of the abuser, rather than the victim of abuse. What am I talking about? Sexual harassment, assault and abuse in the church. Maybe those three last words don’t come as a surprise, considering the swell of abuse claims against priests in the past decade. But many incidents of church abuse are never reported.

Been hurt by church?

Been hurt by church?

My husband Dana swears it wasn’t his fault. We were squeezed in the tiny galley of our kitchen. As I tried to move around him, my baby toe caught the underside of his shoe, partly ripping off my nail. “Why did you do that?” I looked at him aghast as my toe throbbed...
PUT LEGS ON YOUR LOVE

PUT LEGS ON YOUR LOVE

Ever been in a situation where you saw someone in need and didn’t know how to respond? Did you get help? Or did you, like me, quietly walk away? That mom pushing her baby through Wal-Mart this morning, cart piled with cereal and apples and milk, that was me. My...