Regardless of intent, double abuse typically leaves a stronger impact than initial abuse. Double abuse teaches victims that people of God will not stand up for you.
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A child who feels free to talk to their parents about absolutely anything, is a child more likely to tell you when something happens.
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As I’ve observed the firestorm of Butler’s hotly debated article, I was left with so many questions. Indeed, in what universe did a book describing the vagina as a Most Holy Place get labeled the “Protestant magnum opus on sexual ethics we’ve been waiting for”?
Every day offers a fresh set of choices waiting to be made. Fairy tales may not exist, but you can still choose happily ever after. Or not … all the choices are yours to make.
Innocently, I assumed following a neat and tidy formula would guarantee a fairy tale ending of happily ever after. It didn’t.