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wallking wounded: hope for those hurt by church & ministry

By Kathy Escobar / February 3, 2017 / 9 Comments

It’s been a long while since we’ve hosted a Walking Wounded: Hope for Those Hurt by Church and Ministry, an online course that my dear friend and collaborator, Phyllis Mathis […]

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unloading church baggage & moving forward.

By Kathy Escobar / April 30, 2015 / 9 Comments

In 2011, we hosted a live event at The Refuge called Walking Wounded: Hope for Those Hurt By Church. It was a great gathering of about 50 people, some from […]

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post-traumatic church syndrome is Real (and worthy of a capital letter)

By Kathy Escobar / April 17, 2014 / 49 Comments

there’s a new book coming out later this year by reba riley called “post-traumatic church syndrome: a humorous memoir of healing, hope, and 30 religions before 30”. i don’t know much […]

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when easter's hard.

By Kathy Escobar / April 8, 2012 / 77 Comments

most of you already all know that i love easter because i’m always rambling about it. i’m definitely not alone on this one. it’s the most popular christian holiday & […]

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10 ways churches jack people up

By Kathy Escobar / March 16, 2012 / 52 Comments

i do not think church systems wake up in the morning and think “i’m going to hurt a lot of people today.”  intentions are often good.  stirrings from God seem […]

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the underground railroad

By Kathy Escobar / March 5, 2012 / 27 Comments

“if i could have convinced more slaves they were slaves, i could have freed thousands more” – harriet tubman this past weekend i was in portland for a women’s gathering […]

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experimenting with new venues for healing

By Kathy Escobar / November 15, 2011 / 6 Comments

i love safe containers for healing and change.  there is something that always seems to happen when a space is created for openness, honesty & challenge.  my most favorite thing […]

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never quite right

By Kathy Escobar / October 25, 2011 / 35 Comments

this weekend’s walking wounded: hope for those hurt by the church was a really sweet & beautiful time for me.  it was hard, too, because the reality of so much […]

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walking wounded: hope for those hurt by church

By Kathy Escobar / August 22, 2011 / 6 Comments

have you… been asked to leave a church or told you’re not a “good fit”? felt forced to conform or remain consistently overlooked? been told that you are loved but […]

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