So, You Want to Stop the Next School Shooter?

I stole his gun. I hid it, unloaded and wrapped in a towel, in a box of chintzy craft supplies, knitting, and fashion accessories I’d accrued as a teenager. It was the last place he’d look. I left the ammo in his dresser drawer. It was my way of mocking him, as if to say, “I’ve taken your power, but left the bullets so you can play marbles with them.”

The Emotional Crucifixion of Parkland Teen Survivors

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.

The Truth About Trolls & Social Media Bullies

Here’s Why Emotional Abusers Use Insults, Slander, and Online Harassment to Silence Opposing Views

The Bleak Reality of Male Abuse Survivors

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

What To Expect When You Come Out As An Abuse Survivor

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

See, What Kind of Love: How 1 John 3 Speaks to Child Abuse Survivors

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

Trump Clinton

Here’s What It’s Like Witnessing Sex Abuse Scandals As A Child Abuse Survivor

As a child, it was weird watching the news and seeing the media abuzz with Bill Clinton’s sex scandals. I was probably about seven years old. I remember how my … Continue reading Here’s What It’s Like Witnessing Sex Abuse Scandals As A Child Abuse Survivor

Elijah Wood, Child Abuse & The Huckleberry Finn Effect

When I was a child, one of my favorite movies was The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood. I was only eight years old when the film came out, … Continue reading Elijah Wood, Child Abuse & The Huckleberry Finn Effect

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Brave Enough to be Angry No Longer: A Response To Lindy West

I am officially tired of feminist extremists hijacking the pain of abuse victims to prop up their political agendas. While real abuse survivors – both men and women – pour … Continue reading Brave Enough to be Angry No Longer: A Response To Lindy West