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I have discovered that walking a very narrow path leads to broad places of peace, contentment, and provision. I work as a freelance consultant in the areas of cultural heritage, public history and museums, From 2009-2016, I was the executive director of the Bolduc House Museum in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, (now called New France - the OTHER Colonial America, an eighteenth century French colonial historic site and National Historic Landmark.) My PhD research for the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) is in the Department of Museum Studies and looks at the interpretation of diversity at the American Historic House Museum. I also developed and facilitate an inspirational program for Christian grandparents, Gathering Grandparents.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

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A lot of women have been the victims of abusive clergymen. Some of them are the pastors' wives. The story of Terry Soldan is 100% fiction. She is a construct that author, Lesley Barker, created using the stories of many women. But her story is all too common according to Donna Garland, Dean of Social Work of Baylor University, in her article, "When Wolves Wear Shepherd's Clothing: Helping Women Survive Clergy Sexual Abuse," in the Spring 2006 edition of Social Work and Christianity.

Are you the ex-wife of a pastor? Are you a survivor of clergy sexual abuse? Let's help tell this hidden story to break the power of the shame and confusion that such a betrayal produces! Add your story by posting a comment. Click on the pencil below this message. You don't have to put any identifying information if you select to post anonymously.