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1in6 Thursday: On Our Way

I decided to go to New York City recently, to join in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Joyful Heart Foundation. I am so glad I did.
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Domestic Violence and Spiritual Abuse: Part 3

Arguably the most frequently quoted verses in the entire Christian Scripture to support male dominance and encourage female subservience, Ephesians 5:21-33 has been misused for centuries.
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1in6 Thursday: Partnerships

As is true with the process of healing from childhood trauma, finding a community of partners has been key to the success of the work of 1in6 since our founding days, over seven years ago. 

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Domestic Violence and Spiritual Abuse: Part 2

April 14, 2014 | BY Rev. Al Miles | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
The Sanctity of marriage. Divorce as sin. Male headship, forgiveness and more. Today, Rev. Al Miles discusses five of the most frequently cited justifications offered to Christian women as to why they need to stay with an abusive husband.
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Domestic Violence and Spiritual Abuse: Part 1

In this series, Rev. Al Miles will be answering some common, albeit very complex, questions about spiritual abuse: how exactly is it perpetrated? Where did the myth of male entitlement and female subjugation come from? What about the sanctity of marriage? The notion of forgiveness?
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Strong Words

All survivors—women and men, boys and girls—have suffered enough. It's time we spoke openly, intelligently and compassionately about the men who have suffered the trauma of abuse.
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Inside the NO MORE PSA Campaign: An Interview with Maile Zambuto and Rachel Howald

A year ago, NO MORE launched a national campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. I had the chance to sit down with Joyful Heart’s CEO, Maile Zambuto, and the Creative Director of the NO MORE PSAs, Rachel Howald to get the behind the scenes look at the campaign.
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Guest Post: Grapes

It was middle school. I was playing a game in my head, scrambling letters of words to make other words. I thought of “grape” and all the words I could make using it: ape, pea, are, rap, peg. “What about rape?” I thought to myself. "Is that a word?" I asked my friend’s mom, my ride home that day, and her face immediately turned red. She said to never use it again. It was a “bad word.”
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Breaking the Silence to Break the Cycle

This Valentine’s Day, we ask you to start this conversation about domestic violence and healthy relationships in whatever way you can.
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This is YOUR moment

As 2013 comes to a close, we are so grateful for all that we have accomplished because of your generosity. And as we look to the new year, we know that we can only make the most of these moments with your support. Thank you for being a part of our joyful community.
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