All posts by: Heather Evans

Evancynical Podcast: Spiritual Trauma

Dr. Heather Evans joins the Evancynical Podcast to discuss spiritual abuse and the trauma that comes along. As image bearers we are given voice, relationship, and power. However “trauma silences voice, makes one powerless and disrupts relationship.” In spiritual trauma,... Read More

Emancipation Nation Podcast: The Trauma Learning Journey

Dr. Heather Evans sits down with Dr. Celia Williamson on the podcast Emancipation Nation to discuss how to best help survivors of trafficking heal. So often people say they are “walking alongside survivors” but are not certain how to help.... Read More

Surviving Out Loud

Dr. Heather Evans joined Dr. Veirdre Jackson on the Living Strong radio show. They “explored the idea of surviving out loud and what it looks like to live beyond a hardship loudly enough to be heard. Dr. Heather Evans shared... Read More

Supporting Refugees: A Three-Part Model to Restore Hope, Dignity and Purpose

To understand the reality of the life, loss and conditions of a refugee is often unrecognized or not properly understood. This post will share one example of an organization’s efforts to support refugees in the country of Rwanda. The project... Read More

What Refugees in Your Neighborhood Need from You

Dr. Heather Evans shared with Christianity Today her experience from visiting a Congolese refugee camp in 2014 to meeting and welcoming refugees in America in 2015. She sees the influx of refugees as “a mission field arriving in the United... Read More

Lessons Learned in Quarantine during a Global Pandemic

Quarantine. When it seems all has been stripped away, what remains? Comfort traded for uncertainty. Ease becomes disruption. Anticipation leads to loss. Shared spaces become divided souls. Joyful moments to forced boundaries. Sense of time is disordered (how do weeks... Read More

Gracious Hospitality: Welcoming My New Neighbor Webinar

Dr. Heather Evans joined Rev. Valerie Andrews, Dr. Krayer and Katherine Obenschain on a live-stream webinar to discuss how we can best greet and care for refugees coming to the States. Together they layout the history, culture, and current context... Read More

Listening to Trafficking Survivors

The Bellweather Digest, a global magazine, recently featured Dr. Heather Evans in its Women in Leadership column. Heather shares lessons she’s learned along the journey of listening to trafficking survivors. This excerpt comes from her new book Understanding Complex Trauma and... Read More

New Book by Dr. Evans Out Now

Dr. Heather Evans just released her second book Understanding Complex Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth in Survivors of Sex Trafficking.  From the publisher: Foregrounding the voices of women who have survived experiences of domestic sex trafficking in the US, this text... Read More

Sex Trafficking: A Christian’s Vital Call to Respond

In this video Dr. Heather Evans speaks at Cairn University’s chapel. She shares what human trafficking is, what it looks like locally and how Christians are to respond.... Read More