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Personal Accounts

Why I Don’t Trust Child Molesters

Somehow the preachers found out. My parents were informed.

They set about to “protect” me by treating me as a prisoner virtually.

HE wasn’t treated like the prisoner. I was.

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Counseling

Beware of the Details

No matter how low you feel about what you’ve done, nobody should use your story for sexual gratification. You do NOT need to relive every detail in order to successfully turn from your sin and find forgiveness.

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Counseling

Too Many Details?

No matter how low you feel about what you’ve done, nobody should use your story for sexual gratification. You do NOT need to relive every detail in order to successfully turn from your sin, and find forgiveness.

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Supporting Victims

Siding with the Abuser

It’s really hard to navigate the world when, over and over, your abuser can manage to control the story, and ensure that others side with him and against you.

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Counseling

The Case for Professional Help

If you really care about people, start encouraging them to go to qualified, trauma-trained counselors if they have experienced trauma and abuse.

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Counseling

Beware of the Gurus

Abuse of any kind can and often does damage the brain in documentable ways. There are trained counselors who understand how to gently work with a person to bring help and hope to them. Self-appointed gurus and/or counseling centers are NOT those people or places.

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Protecting Children

Yell and Tell: The Right Way to Train Kids?

Do we as adults ALWAYS know or remember exactly what to do right on the spur of the moment when faced with something scary and overwhelming? No. We do not.

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Reporting Abuse

Don’t Play Detective

A warning to those who think they can and should “investigate” allegations of child abuse.

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Personal Accounts

God, Who Are You?

God, who are you? Are you the God of my father Who beats me, laughs at me? Are you the god who touches little girls In wrong places? Are you the God that is so rigid, So cold, so harsh? I stand here confused Wondering who you are, I watch people that say they know you Are you that type of God that holds people At arms length? That tells people to be silent? Who…