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Of Mice and Monsters

When I was a child and had a nightmare, right at the point where I knew the monster would “get”me, I thought it better to try and befriend the creature. 233 more words

Sexual abuse and sport: the current position

Earlier this month Barry Bennell, former coach with Crewe Alexander, was charged with 12 further counts of indecent assault and serious sexual assault on boys in the years between 1980 and 1987. 518 more words

IICSA

When Sexual Assault Doesn't Look Like Sexual Assault

There is a form of rape or sexual assault rarely discussed. It occurs the result of manipulative luring, particularly of women already in a relationship. A woman’s existing relationship may be good or may have its issues, but if not for the strategies, patience yet perseverance of the perpetrator, that woman would never have been lured into an adulterous looking relationship. 972 more words

Single 365 Day #51: Dirty Laundry

Maccabee texts during bike rides to check in. Because, tradition, she says.

I tell Mac about my recent successes and insecurities with BK. Out of everyone, Mac understands my reservations. 650 more words

Single

Ohio’s Attorney General has launched a pilot program designed to help families harmed by parental opioid abuse. 491 more words

News

Amanda Day 11 - Watercolor Baby - "I'm the Guardian and You're Not"

Among Amanda’s first words were, “Who’s that?” This was abbreviated into one word. “Whozat?”

When she was about two years old, this was her way of asking to meet someone. 472 more words

Empathy

Where Was God?

That must be the most asked question around.  From Atheists to Believers, at any point in time, someone going through a hardship or immense trial is asking – ‘where is God?’.  180 more words

Christianity