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“Recovery is acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it.”

I think that my decision to spend the summer at home instead of at school was a wise one, even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.   192 more words

College Rape

Ten-year old Afghan girl Raped by Mullah

A ten-year old girl in Afghanistan was raped by a mullah after religious classes to a severity that the wall between her vagina and rectum was ruptured. 43 more words


Homily on Family Violence - You are seen. You are heard.

This is my final project, a five minute homily, for the weeklong intensive class at Lancaster Theological Seminary: Family Violence and the Theological and Sociological Response, with Dr. 926 more words

John Wesley

Modesty, Quiverfull, Bill Gothard, and Josh Duggar

Yes, all these things go together.

Update: The police report where much of the information I refer to was taken by a state trooper who is now serving time for child pornography. 728 more words

A conversation with Marci M. Matthews, Author of Every Day a Hope (Plus A Giveaway!)

A conversation with Marci M. Matthews,

Author of Every Day a Hope


This week we’re super excited to introduce our readers to author Marci Matthews, who discusses her inspirational new book, Every Day A Hope, with a focus on healing and renewal for survivors of sexual assault, violence, bullying, as well as those who suffer from PTSD and other emotional trauma. 1,561 more words

Speaking Out For Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Yesterday, I woke up to news about star of 19 Kids & Counting, Josh Duggar, and his confession of child molestation. As I read, an inward scream took over my body as my heart broke for the victims of Duggar’s “gross indiscretions.”  The scary part of this whole situation was Duggar’s parents’ statement, “Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God.” 198 more words


Say goodnight, Duggar family

Let’s just dispense with the rhetorical setup: The Duggars are done as TV celebrities.

That would be the family of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents of “19 Kids and Counting.” The Learning Channel has just announced it is dumping the reality TV series in the wake of reports that one of the kids, Josh, fondled and touched young girls inappropriately when he was a 14-year-old. 300 more words

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