October 10, 2019

This #WorldMentalHealthDay I thought I’d share some musings from my therapy room.

1. Panic attacks are treatable. You don't have to put up wth them.

2. Parenting young kids can be more than any person can handle. You’re not deficient. Call in every bit of supp...

July 11, 2018

So many women* have suffered hurt and harm at the hands of an abusive husband only to be further shamed and damaged when they present to their church for help.

Talking with a victim about the trauma of their domestic abuse is the equivalent of undertaking interpersonal...

November 25, 2017

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, this article is dedicated to:

- All women and girls who experience violence and oppression

- All the women and men working to end discrimination and violence against women

- All the women and men who rela...

November 13, 2017

When you’re done by 8am, and you never signed up for days like this. When they push you and shirk you and you have to clean tomato seeds and avocado mush off them again:



When they cry for reasons known and unknown, and we cry for the fourth time that night. With n...

Dear Equip,

I was there last Saturday. I was listening intently. I don’t doubt that you all spoke from the Bible, and your preaching was in good faith. Your love for God and women was clear, and your faithful hard work was evident. I was thrilled to see so many Jesus fo...

February 12, 2017

Ever driven home and realised your mind wasn’t on the road? Or scoffed down your breakfast thinking about the 39 next things you need to do before you leave the house? Yeah, your mind and body are in different places. Mind-less driving and eating you might say.


November 20, 2016

Thankfully there has been increased focus on the problem of family violence, both inside and outside the church in recent years. Around one in six women will experience family violence at some point in their lives, and one in twenty men 1 . The statistics for Christian...

November 9, 2016

We’d like to think that Family Violence doesn’t occur within any families near us, but we know all too well that it does. Family Violence is about one (usually male*) partner seeking to exercise power and control over the other (usually female) partner, making her feel...

October 31, 2016

Family Violence doesn’t exist in Christian communities, does it? Surely those stories of Christian men dragging their wives around by the hair can’t be true. While a comprehensive study of Christian families in Australia is yet to be done, some smaller studies suggest...

John McClean’s recent Pulse article Does Complementarianism promote Domestic and Family Violence? [i] noted that while complementarian theology does not in any way promote violence against women, patriarchal thinking does have some inherent risks. This current article...

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