abuse & christian obstacles to healing.

By Kathy Escobar / February 3, 2016 / 13 Comments

Abuse is rampant, for both women and men. There are so many forms. Emotional. Physical. Sexual. (Often not mentioned in certain lists: Spiritual) The statistics are so painful. (Please, read […]

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out of the darkness: singleness & the church, part 2

By Kathy Escobar / July 15, 2011 / 8 Comments

i did a series of conversations in 2009 and 2010 called out of the darkness.  it had honest stories from my friends on topics that often never get talked about […]

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out of the darkness: singleness & the church

By Kathy Escobar / October 29, 2010 / 17 Comments

one of my hopes on the carnival blog has always been to help people feel a little less alone on their journey, whatever that looks like.  i have met so […]

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out of the darkness: women struggle with sexual addictions, too

By Kathy Escobar / October 25, 2010 / 5 Comments

last summer i had a series of interviews on the carnival called “out of the darkness.“ i have been meaning to get a few more of these interviews up for […]

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out of the darkness: never underestimate the damage of spiritual abuse.

By Kathy Escobar / November 5, 2009 / 21 Comments

if there’s one thing that really pisses me off in this world it’s abuse.  to me, abuse is when people use their power, authority, position, or strength in unhealthy damaging […]

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out of the darkness: the untold story of abused men

By Kathy Escobar / August 10, 2009 / 17 Comments

thank you all for your thoughts and love from my last out of the darkness post.  i am always thankful to hear that somehow my story can offer hope to […]

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out of the darkness: the "A" word–abortion

By Kathy Escobar / July 27, 2009 / 26 Comments

it’s summer, and i’m definitely down to posting once a week at best; that’s plenty for right now.  i have been in the midst of typical refuge nuttiness, which i […]

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out of the darkness: eating disorders

By Kathy Escobar / July 5, 2009 / 9 Comments

i remember about 4 1/2  years ago when a leader of the food issues group at a celebrate recovery group i was co-leading highlighted how little people understood about eating […]

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out of the darkness: the lingering damage of sexual abuse

By Kathy Escobar / June 29, 2009 / 10 Comments

so far we’ve heard 3 out of the darkness stories – self-injury, brave thoughts from a former abuser, and hope and healing from sexual addiction.  i am thankful for my […]

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out of the darkness: hope & healing from sexual addiction

By Kathy Escobar / June 3, 2009 / 14 Comments

thanks all for your comments & emails from the last couple of “out of the darkness” posts.   it is always so beautiful to me to have people connect with other’s […]

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