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Pedophilia; a sexual orientation? And if churches protect molesters, should society overlook pedophilia?

Next Thursday I will lead a discussion in my Sociology of Deviance class. Our prof has given us an extensive list of readings from which to choose, as discussion leaders, out of which we choose two for our class to read and discuss. 1,215 more words

Sexual Abuse & Violence

UNSPOKEN HOPE

Hope rises.
Silence falls.
Hope shatters.
Her tongue cut out.
Pieces on the floor.
Pieces of her, of him… of me, of them
Strewn here and there… 333 more words

Sexual Abuse & Violence

Communication breakdown with the Anabaptist Symposium on Sexual Abuse (ASAA) team

A week ago I was contacted by ASAA stating that “communications¬†with Generations Unleashed, both individually(individual board members) and organizationally(ASAA) will be on hold”, but no further explanation. 1,350 more words

Breaking The Silence

Trust, disruption, obstreperous victims, repentant offenders, pastors in prison, the church & the law, and finding a new way forward

“Trust Me” ~ GOD ~
When God says “Trust Me”, and you do it, and then everything in your human nature wants to trust people – good people – and all the good advice they give. 4,039 more words

Sexual Abuse & Violence

Gaslighting & the Unraveling...

A promise made is a promise to be kept.
And God knows I’d rather forget.

It has been a few weeks since June 8… that fateful day in the present situation with attempting to expose an offender, and challenge the way the case was handled. 1,483 more words

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No Place .... First Love ... Jeremiah 31

There is no place 
where light shines so bright
as in the darkest of night,
No place I’ve found
where love is so strong,
as in the face of hate, 660 more words

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