It’s Time to Put Victims First, Part 2 {All Sin Is Not Equal}

It’s Time to Put Victims First, Part 2 {All Sin Is Not Equal}

*Trigger warning As an extension of my recent post about putting child sexual abuse victims first, I’d like to offer some suggestions about how changing our thoughts and words can better protect them. * * * I keep hearing this refrain: “Sin is sin.” I’ve heard it from friends in person, and it abounds on Facebook and blogs. From people I know … [Read more...]

Shine

Shine

Trigger warning: mentions abuse Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven. --Matthew 5:16 I keep my cell phone on the nightstand next to me when I sleep so I can use my flashlight app in case I need to get up in the middle of the night. My husband prefers our … [Read more...]

Why We Have to Talk About This {How to Make Your Children Safer}

Why We Have to Talk About This {How to Make Your Children Safer}

Trigger warning: childhood sexual abuse You're reading the series If You Only Knew: Awareness, Healing, Hope. We began with my personal story of childhood sexual abuse and my path to healing. If you missed it, you can find the posts for my story here. I've been so touched by the tremendous outpouring of love and support you've shown in response … [Read more...]