Teresa Pitt Green, Founder In a setting where “forgiveness” enabled abuse, the topic tends to be neuralgic, and that’s why this world-renowned scholar’s work in forgiveness is worth note. In 1999, Dr. Fred Luskin issued a call for participants in a series of studies for what became known as the Stanford Forgiveness Project. It was and… Read More The Stanford Forgiveness Project
In April 2018, Deborah Kloos, a clergy-abuse survivor who works with The Healing Voices Magazine, visited, finally, with Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., with whom she “has maintained close correspondence’ along with other members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The Catholic News Service has published an excellent profile of Deborah’s singular leadership… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivor Encourages Church Efforts in Child Protection and Healing
Summer days are ahead. Easier to be outside. Easier to exercise. Aching heart? Nothing like exercise or a pet to help out. May we suggest … a combo? Double-up!
Financial strain is common for many survivors of abuse, in particular during the years of cognitive fog and dissonance we associate with early therapy and/or reporting abuse, but also for those who manage chronic mental or physical illness. Here is a survey of the top apps – for a computer or mobile device – that… Read More Financial Smarts
Christian writer Brandon Peach writes in The Relevant Magazine about the misunderstandings that persist among Christians regarding depression and anxiety. As a sufferer managing both, he has particularly keen insights, including into how prayer and Scripture can help someone suffering with depression or anxiety but is not the answer for dealing with what is a… Read More Five Myths About Depression That Persist in the Church
“Take your power back,” says Will Smith. “Take responsibility for your heart, your life. Taking responsibility is not the same as letting somebody else off the hook for what they did.” One of the hardest realities about having been abused as a child — and suffering all the fallout over all the years that follow —… Read More Fault vs. Responsibility
One value The Healing Voices Magazine treasures is our ability, even as our own healing is never complete, to give of our suffering and to serve others as wounded healers. In that vein, the Founders of The Healing Voices are pleased to announce Healing Voices Co-Founder Michael Hoffman has recently been named the Vice-President of… Read More Giving Back
By Rev. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ and share in his mission of reconciliation. It is our gratitude for the reconciling power of the blood of Christ which impels those of us who seek to live as ambassadors of reconciliation. We… Read More Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation
The Epiphany is a source of grace and understanding for Christians, particularly Catholics who are unsure about those of us abused by clergy. Here are three reasons why. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by this brief read to rethink how you relate to survivors of abuse who are … Read More Fellow Travelers
For our Christmas 2017 Issue, a different kind of tree wisdom.