Mentor’s Questions

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • July 3, 2020

Mentoring is a way to draw on your life’s experience to help another person recreate their own life. Mentors play a role in survivors’ recovery by being sounding boards. They have an important place in a patchwork of support survivors need but have a hard time trusting enough to...

The Serenity Prayer

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 8, 2020

God grant me the serenityto accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful worldas it is, not as...

By Teresa Pitt Green This is a personal reflection on darkness, light, and media (or, forgiving the colloquial, “press.”) On the one hand, it offers an overview of the spirit behind best practices in organizing prayer services for healing from abuse in the Church. On the other hand, it...

By Teresa Pitt Green In 2019, two survivors of clergy abuse stepped forward to collaborate with the same diocese where they had been abused – and to take the lead on promoting, as quoted in the local diocesan coverage, “healing, hope, and reconciliation for abuse victims, families and friends...

#MeToo

  • By Spirit Fire
  • March 26, 2019

Paul Ashton, PsyD, DMin There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. 1 John 4: 18  “Me, too.  Me, too.”  Those softly spoken words, almost whispered, came like a tsunami washing everything away, leaving silence and then, more tears, this time shared by the few...

Keep Your Eyes on God

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 21, 2019

A Letter to Our Survivor-Readers By Teresa Pitt Green Hello dear friend, It’s been quiet around here since the grand jury report in Pennsylvania hit the press. So. much. silence. We hide in silence at times. Is that where you are? Are you hurting, hiding, isolating? Sometimes silence is...

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