Hmmmm..........no I don't think I do feel uneasy about it because I do think that the church involved is seeking to help. Also, many rehab/addiction programmes such as Alcoholics Annonymous, while not promoting any one religion, do have a spiritual element as part of their recovery process. However, I don't know enough about eating disorders/ self harming to have an opinion on whether such issues would also benefit from a spiritual approach.
the bit that does make me uneasy is the fact that it is particularly targetting women and, to that end, it reminds me of the the whole Victorian charitable "homes for fallen women" type drive. I expect there are all sorts of very good reasons as to why it is a women-only initiatve, but that does make me feel a little uneasy.
I think it was stuff I read on their FB page about not being able to use government funding because the money would be tainted with anti-Jesus germs or something (probably not remotely like that) and on there they call the women 'girls' which is just a petty irritant.
I wonder what happens about young women who are lesbians though. I suppose I could email and ask.
if the wind changes your face could stay like that, and startle the poor spider!
I am not very objective about this, my daughter has been a patient in a related ward to the one in Bradford where these people recruit. These are desperately unhappy unwell and vulnerable young people. I think it's dodgy and I'm worried about my friend.
ah, lots of sympathy, I used to be arachnophobic (cue a bit of evangelical zeal about the friendly spider programme at London zoo), if is any consolation it was probably one of the few remaining male spiders desperate to breed before he dies - life is very short and cruel for male spiders