The art of Zentangle: A Tool for Healing

Order Prints of Dr. Christy Sim's Empowered Series: She Breathes Fire She Discovers Courage      I discovered the art of zentangle as a means to artistically draw our way to healing. It is a fun process and enough friends have asked about it, I collected the best online resources together in one place.  I … Continue reading The art of Zentangle: A Tool for Healing

Sexual Violence: Let’s Talk Facts (a guest post by Misty Campbell) 

Instead of hearing from me on the blog, today you get to read the words of my dear friend, Misty Campbell. Misty works as the Volunteer Coordinator for one of our agencies that work with survivors of sexual assault. She's also my co-presenter this week in a webinar (for Kansas domestic violence & sexual assault … Continue reading Sexual Violence: Let’s Talk Facts (a guest post by Misty Campbell) 

A Litany for Women Who Suffer on Mother’s Day 

I know Mother's Day is nothing more than an occasion for many women to feel intense grief. For others, this day might as well be a hashtag for antagonizing loss. And for yet other women, this is not a celebration at all, but instead a reminder of anger. And I want to say... I hear … Continue reading A Litany for Women Who Suffer on Mother’s Day 

Review with Excerpts: Lundy Bancroft’s New Book

Lundy Bancroft's new book "Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That?" (Berkley Books, 2015) is a fantastic new, game-changing, tool for those of us who work with victims of domestic violence.  It is also an amazing resource for survivors to access and use individually. The book is divided into several parts. These include: How to … Continue reading Review with Excerpts: Lundy Bancroft’s New Book

Responding to Domestic Violence

My latest article was published on Christian Feminism Today. It took me a month to write, rewrite, and edit. Many friends contributed to the shaping of this final document. Here's a teaser... "How often do religious leaders choose protecting the ones in power over giving voice to the people accusing these leaders of abuse? Way … Continue reading Responding to Domestic Violence

Christian Feminism Today Article, Dr. Christy Sim

In Christian Feminism Today, my article on How to Help a Victim of Violence went live today. "Since graduating with a doctorate focused on domestic violence and healing, the question I am most frequently asked is “How can I help my friend or family member who I know is being hurt?” This is followed by … Continue reading Christian Feminism Today Article, Dr. Christy Sim

Let’s Talk About Items Survivors Might Need

This week I heard someone comment "I don't think anyone living in a domestic violence shelter will be caring about what they have to wear" and I thought:  It must be time to bring out my list of ideas! Survivors DO care about personal items in the shelter. I know from experience it is humiliating … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Items Survivors Might Need