Tag: sex abuse

  • God’s One Last Nerve

    God’s One Last Nerve

    Mama loved Charlie Rose. She'd come in from work, grab herself a bite to eat, kick off her shoes, and curl her legs up in her comfy chair. She'd pull that ashtray closer as she flipped the remote to Rose. Rose was her routine indulgence.[..]
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  • Bragging Rights to Predatory Abuses

    Bragging Rights to Predatory Abuses

      Tim stopped by the front office where he works last week and apologized to all the women there on behalf of all the wrongs men have perpetuated, continue to perpetuate, against women. It wasn't a planned apology. It was spontaneous and heartfelt. As the[..]
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  • Keepers of the Lies

    Keepers of the Lies

    “Necrophilia includes the desire of certain people to control others—to make them controllable, to foster their dependency, to discourage their capacity to think for themselves, to diminish their unpredictability and originality, to keep them in line.” ― M. Scott Peck, The People Of The Lie:[..]
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  • Cussing on the Way to Church

    Cussing on the Way to Church

      It was there, while crossing the bridge that connect this part of Oregon with the southern part of Washington, that I glanced over at a boat cutting through the silver waters of the Columbia River. Maybe it was the stillness of the water. Or[..]
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  • To Wish Donald Trump Success

    To Wish Donald Trump Success

        To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that bullying is perfectly acceptable behavior. So, go, be a bully. Bullies are winners. To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that the[..]
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  • My Prayers for 2017

    My Prayers for 2017

      I have this painting that a friend made me. It is a colorful painting with a big yellow sun in it and the phrase "FIND YOUR HAPPY" in big bold letters. FIND YOUR HAPPY. Many a theologian has warned us that if we go[..]
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  • Teacher Investigation

    Teacher Investigation

      The local headlines around here are filled with the news of a high school coach under investigation for having sex with a student. Sigh. Sadly, that's not really news anymore is it? Dr. Troy Hutchings, one of the country's leading researchers on the abuse of[..]
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  • The Trickle Down Affect of Porn

    The Trickle Down Affect of Porn

    I was moving through a crowded hallway at the local middle school when an itty-bitty girl stopped me. I had to lean in to hear her as she came to just above my waist. A petite sixth-grader who could have passed for a fourth-grader. She[..]
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  • Mama June: What were you thinking?

    Mama June: What were you thinking?

      Mama June. Mama June. Mama June. How could you? Welcome back Mark McDaniel, the convicted sex abuser who abused your own daughter? No man is worth the value of a daughter well-loved. Has all this fame and fleeting fortune (Just ask Kate) muddled your brain?[..]
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