Free from violence and fear
Like our friends at Care for the Family, we believe every woman was created to thrive. We're dreaming of a world in which all women live free from violence and the threat of violence. We passionately believe that the Church can lead the way in bringing and end to violence against women.
Restored is changing the story for women caught in the cycle of abuse by equipping the Church to make a difference, supporting survivors, advocating on their behalf and engaging men in the conversation. We'd love for you to join the conversation.
I need help
If you think you may be in an abusive situation, there is help out there, wherever you are based. You have a right to life without abuse; you are precious and can be restored. Life doesn’t have to be this way. There is another, better, way. Being restored and getting free from abuse can take a long time and seeking help can be the first step in doing this. We're here to help you on the journey.
- We are building a Christian community of survivors of domestic abuse through an international online network where bi-weekly blogs addressing recovery issues, members stories and book reviews are shared.
- Our Survivors' Handbook provides both practical and spiritual support for women experiencing domestic abuse. It delves into theological issues like suffering, divorce, and forgiveness, as well as covering the practical realities of leaving that are relevant to people of all faiths and none. It has been written with a particular emphasis for Christian women who can sometimes feel like they need to choose between their faith and their freedom because we believe it's possible to have both.
I want to help
At Restored, we passionately advocate for relationships of mutual respect and love, modelling the reconciling love shown by Christ to all people. We know that relationships don’t always look like this. Control and abuse are, sadly, prevalent in our communities and our churches, with one in four churchgoers experiencing abuse in an intimate relationship. We're changing the story for women where relationships are broken and traumatic. But we can't do this without you.
If you'd like to help, whether that's through giving your time, your money or by joining our weekly prayer meetings, we'd love to hear from you.
We'd love to hear from you
Has our work captured your imagination? If you have ideas, thoughts, comments or would like our help to assess whether your church is ready to support survivors of domestic abuse, we'd love you to get in touch.