Domestic Abuse Hurts

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I recently received the attached letter from a reader who chose to share her story with me in response to my request to share your stories as a way to help others.  As I read it, there were so many things with which I could identify and I now understand that while her sharing was her way of helping others, …

Manual on How to Molest Children Is Legal

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I ran across this story today and I can’t believe what I read.  This is a true story that was reported on ABC News’ website and I can’t remember the last time when I was as livid as I am because of the information contained in the story.  In case you didn’t want to follow the link and read this, …

Mel Gibson: Another Domestic Abuser

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Wherever you look in the headlines this week, everyone is reporting on the audio tapes of Mel Gibson and his tirades once again.  Much emphasis is being put on the racial and religious slurs and they definitely should receive a very clear reporting.  However, what is being lost in the messages, at least in the numerous articles that I have …

The Residual Effects of Domestic Abuse

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I have always believed that long after the physical scars of domestic abuse have healed, the mental scars were still ever present and would remain until such time as we could reach the point where we understood what those scars actually are and how they continue to influence our lives.  For many, the discovery comes through therapy and a willingness …