Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

A dark secret (sexual abuse)

Imagine what it does to a little girl’s sense of identity and security when her grandfather sexually violates her. How would Sue feel if someone told her to “just get over it” or “forgive him and move on”? How is she supposed to do this? Continue reading

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Turn the light off in your eyes

We all know what sad eyes look like but what does it look like when the light is turned off in someone’s eyes? Have you ever noticed what people show or don’t show with their eyes? Continue reading

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Suffering in silence

She finally gained the necessary courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself until that point. Continue reading

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Moving from anxiety to peace

Anxiety can trouble our minds and distract us from the normal flow of life. Anxiety can be anything from annoying to distracting to debilitating. It can also be caused by and effect physical conditions. Continue reading

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When the past destroys your future

Allowing a painful past to control your present is a sure way to destroy your future. Yet so many choose to do this. Why? Because sometimes the past is so painful that it’s hard to put it behind you and … Continue reading

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NCAA throws the book at Penn State Football

The consequences levied against Penn State University by the NCAA are significant but some predict the worst is yet to come. After the University removed the statue of coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA announced the penalties against PSU. Actions have consequences. … Continue reading

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Live press conference on Penn State issue

Freeh report released on Penn State’s handling of Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse: Failures of government and oversight evidenced in decisions from the most powerful people at Penn State University to conceal important information. Reasons could include desires to avoid … Continue reading

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