Special “Lighting the Dark” Offer of the Spring 2014 Timbrel Issue on Sexualized Violence

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 11.09.09 AMOrder the latest Timbrel issue for just $5 and learn a new way to light the dark.

Read the powerful and achingly honest opening words from this issue’s writers:

“I’ve been wandering on a long, winding road of healing since that fateful day in Indonesia. At age 22 I re-remembered my childhood abuse story…”
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“One belief I had about almost all men, when I was a young child, was that they only saw females as walking vaginas. Before the age of ten, I lived in an alcoholic, poverty stricken, sexually perverted environment…”
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“Does she become her dreamed self? Does she marry? Have children? What decision is she making now by not making it? What happened to her is vermilion…”
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“I help churches prevent child abuse and neglect. It is gut-wrenching to look into the eyes of those who have been abused and neglected. It is challenging to partner with a church resistant to child protection practices…”
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“i am 60 years old. My abuse happened in the haymow at the church children’s home that my parents were in charge of. i was six years old when my abuser came with his wife and family to do voluntary service at the home. He taught four or six of us children ages 6–8 to have sex together as he watched for two years…”
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“As a child, as a teenager, as a young adult, I was sexually, verbally, and emotionally abused on a number of occasions by a number of different boys and men…”
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“As Luanne Horst worked with the Sister Care planning committee in 2011 to find women to share stories of loss and how the church was helpful or could have been more helpful, she could not shake the persistent feeling that her own story of childhood sexual abuse needed to be told…”
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“I learned I was pregnant six weeks after I turned six…”
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“Twenty-five years ago, while serving on the conference’s credentialing committee, we were hit with one of the most difficult situations I could ever imagine: a high-profile case involving sexual abuse by a credentialed leader whom I and many others highly respected…”
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“Lord, oh Lord.
How can the sexualized violence against your most vulnerable creatures
(by those who also call you Lord)
continue so long unabated?..”

Order this issue for $5 or simply subscribe and get this issue and the next three for $15 total. We want our publications to be a resource for women. To truly be in conversation together with one another and with God we have to talk about the pain, the heartache, the wonder, the joy, the confusion, the mystery, the fun, the fear. All of it.

Enter the conversation. We’re honored you’re here.

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