Uncensored: Conversations the church needs to have
These are conversations the global church, the Australian church and our church need to have. They are big, painful and deeply personal topics that often remain unspoken about. In this series we had conversations about Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Mental Health.
You can find the whole series, including midweek Q & A, here.
Children are precious, and deserve to be loved and protected.
Unfortunately, that’s not always how children are treated. It has been huge news in the last several years about abuse of children and young people. And some of the horrific stories have come from the church. In this message we talk about that. We raise the level of conversation about child abuse, and about the safety and protection of children in our church and in our homes.
Domestic and family violence is violence, abuse and intimidation between people in a current or recent relationship. It can happen in any kind of relationship — not just with husbands and wives or boyfriends and girlfriends. And domestic violence doesn’t have to involve physical violence or injury, to be considered domestic violence.
Why talk about mental health in this series? Not because it’s the same as child abuse or domestic violence, but because it has been censored in the church in a similar way. It hasn’t been OK to struggle with mental health and the conversation has often been censored. We need to raise the level of awareness and conversation about mental health because it is more prevalent than you might think.