The sexual abuse crisis has permeated every corner of our world, including the church.
But the church has not handled it well. In WeToo, my friend Mary DeMuth plots the course calling the church to act like Jesus and care for those hurting in their midst.
In the pages of WE TOO, author and advocate Mary DeMuth encourages the church she loves to rise up and face the very real evil of sexual abuse and harassment—with candor and empathy.
Based on current research and survivors’ stories, along with a fierce fidelity to Scripture, DeMuth paints a realistic picture of the church’s historical and present response to sexual violence, and she provides a framework of revival and surprising hope for the future.
In the throes of the #MeToo movement, the church now stands at a crucial crossroads. By advocating for a culture of listening and justice, Mary encourages the church to cross over to the places where people are hurting, to bind up their wounds, and to truly embrace the long-term reality of sexual abuse’s aftereffects. In the circle of that kind of empathetic #WeToo community, the church will become the place it’s meant to be—a place of justice and healing for everyone.