I Understand

Sometimes, we just want someone to understand. We don't need platitudes or sermons. We don't want someone to fix everything. We don't even really want to commiserate. We just want someone to walk through it with.Whatever your 'it' is. Many people I know have suffered...

Rest in the Process

Sometimes we are impatient. For those of us who have suffered abuse, getting free from our abuser isn't an event, but a process.If you were in a situation that was a one-off, week long relationship that turned badly very fast, you can have lingering effects....

Rapists Love Abortion

The shame and trauma of rape is not only compounded by abortion, it leaves women vulnerable to re-victimization. Recently, I read an article about religious leaders calling upon the US to fund abortion for ISIS and Boko rape victims. While you and I are drinking our...

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Education and awareness about child abuse and child sexual abuse is s good thing. Helping people spot the signs of abuse, broach the subject with dignity, ask the right questions, and mostly handle suspected or acknowledged abuse victims with compassion and wisdom is of utmost...