I write a blog and I have to admit it can be pretty negative. I am sixty years old and trying to do things the "nice" way seems to be a futile venture. Admittedly a more sharply worded posture of me against the world might be a losing proposition. No one likes a negative nellie … Continue reading Civil Tone Please?
One of the byproducts of childhood sexual abuse is the self-care piece. It's paying attention to and investing in good health and practices. I am legendary for not taking care of myself, whether its minding what I eat and drink to simple health maintenance. Today I am living with a very specific issue and that … Continue reading Self-care Deficiencies
I find myself in my woe-is-me life thinking someone will somehow help me through this mental breakdown, that they will hold my hand and hear me out and try to understand. Probably not. Mankind is an uncaring, murderous, psychopathic, selfish, unrepentant species. I just finished the series by Ken Burns called The War. What a … Continue reading A Series of Unrelated Thoughts-my Apologies in Advance!
"All these neat little houses and all these nice little streets, it's hard to believe there's something wrong in some of those little houses." From the movie~All the Presidents Men This quote has nothing to do with child abuse but it sounds like it does doesn't it? There was a street in Grand Rapids, right … Continue reading In Your Neighborhood
Tomorrow will be my 6th day in partial hospitalization, it will also be my last one, for this stint. The structure has helped, hearing the troubles of others has too. Group discussions have created a sense of purpose by opening up to one another. We are helping each other. There is more help among the … Continue reading Wrapping Up
We thought this was a Roman Catholic problem. The unbiblical requirement of priestly celibacy and the organized conspiracy of silence within the hierarchy helped to explain the cesspool of child sex abuse that has robbed the Roman Catholic Church of so much of its moral authority. When people said that evangelicals had a similar crisis … Continue reading Al Mohler: The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases. The Rev. J.D. Greear, president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination, said the SBC faced a "defining moment" that would shape the church for generations … Continue reading Southern Baptists meet; endorse steps against sex abuse
A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school Friday. Dr. Richard Strauss committed the abuse from 1979 to 1997 — nearly his entire … Continue reading Ohio State team doctor abused over 177 male students — and school leaders knew: Report
I have been waiting a long time for something that happened today. In the back of my mind, biding my time for the comeback of someone who fell from grace, so to speak. When it finally came to be, my momentary joy was quickly squashed. Tiger Woods came all the way back and won The … Continue reading The Feel-good Comeback