Brent, you propose two ways that an abuse investigation may not be clear-cut. The first is that you are not able to gather evidence. The second is that the evidence may be conflicting.
I like the three definitions of restoration: relationship, position, and location. I would like to pursue further here the problem of the grey area in abuse investigations.
Whether restoration is limited is going to depend on our definitions of restoration. The first is relationship. The second involves position. The third involves location.
Theresa, you and I regularly consult with organizations that are dealing with abuse and trauma. In this thread I would like to focus on the accused – the perpetrator, or alleged perpetrator. What should our stance be for restoration?