In a dramatic piece published by The New Yorker, author Rebecca Mead refers to, The Passion of Emma González, comparing the plucky teen girl to Joan of Arc, and by implication, Jesus Christ. While the writer no doubt intends the saintly veneration of González, she is contributing to the psychological crucifixion of these children.
These days, I don’t expect people to care. I don’t expect people to pay attention or comprehend a problem unless you rub their noses in it. Nevertheless, the level of apathy and negligence demonstrated by Broward County Sheriff’s Office shocked me.
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Nothing scares me anymore; There is no shame, There is no guilt. You walked with me through the Valley of the Shadow of Death; Of what should I be afraid? Who … Continue reading Epic 1: Nothing Scares Me Anymore
Lately in my conversations with readers, the topic of abuse recovery has come up. Some of us don’t expect to ever fully heal. Others are desperate to heal, and cling … Continue reading Great (but Realistic) Expectations: What Does Happiness Look Like?
“Why does God let evil things happen?” This is a question I’ve been asked, and have asked myself, so often. I have come to find that it is because God … Continue reading Why Does God Let Evil Happen?
Over the past year, I’ve been writing a book called, Those Who Weep, which chronicles the spiritual recovery process of abuse survivors. As I continue to write and edit, I … Continue reading The Bleak Reality of Male Abuse Survivors
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been very vocal lately about my past experiences with child abuse and domestic violence. However, I originally came out about my … Continue reading What To Expect When You Come Out As An Abuse Survivor
This morning a pastor friend of mine, Reverend J. Michael Dixon of The Orchard Church in Chicago, sought to encourage me by tweeting me 1 John 3:1. I frequently speak … Continue reading See, What Kind of Love: How 1 John 3 Speaks to Child Abuse Survivors
If I can keep one hope from fading One faith from failing One heart from breaking If I can keep one tear from falling I’ll not have lived in vain. … Continue reading Poem: I’ll Not Have Lived In Vain
In anticipation of Christmas, this past Sunday our pastor preached from Luke 1. It’s the chapter where an angel appears to Zechariah the priest and prophesies the birth of John … Continue reading To Turn the Hearts of the Fathers
Dear Apsinthos, You have plagued me long enough. Your bitter lies are like a cancer in my mind, like a poison to my soul, and I am done with you. … Continue reading An Open Letter from a Housewife to a Demon