“The Boyfriend Trap” Campaign featured in The Tablet

The Tablet has picked up our Valentine's campaign on "The Boyfriend Trap".

This year, we've chosen to highlight the risks posed to women who are tricked into exploitation by someone who they believe is in a loving relationship with them.

Our very own Ben Ryan writes on the Boyfriend Trap and the impacts this insidious form of abuse has on victims:

"Love is utterly central to the Christian faith. Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est opens with ‘“God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him”… these words from the First Letter of John express with remarkable clarity the heart of the Christian faith: the Christian image of God and the resulting image of mankind and its destiny’.

"Human beings are made for love, and yearn for it. This yearning, however, can have its dangers, particularly when there are those who wish to use it to trap the vulnerable into abuse and exploitation."

Read the full blogpost on The Tablet's website.