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My mother died March 20. I loved her with wild abandon. After my dad molested my sisters, Mom took her first steps to the dark side, the last bit of hope rinsed from her heart. She became my father’s accomplice. […] Read More

All our families lead busy lives. It’s hard to find the time to nurture our children’s spiritual lives. But discipleship at home isn’t about doing more; it’s about inviting Christ into what you are already doing. […] Read More

With Fred Rogers’ life and work receiving renewed attention with the release of a documentary in 2018 and a major film this year, his understated approach reveals ways his message is still relevant today to both kids and adults. […] Read More

How and why does sexual abuse continue at epidemic levels? Because some people choose to be dedicated keepers of the lie. The only antidote is truth-telling. It’s never easy to do, but it will set you free. […] Read More

The statistics on child sexual abuse are overwhelming. What can one person, especially a victim of childhood abuse, do to protect their children? We need to form a human shield around them and save them from abuse. […] Read More

Acrimony plagues our society. Yet civility will re-emerge when we do all that is within our might not just to post opinions online but to get out alongside someone else and do all we can to make life better for everyone. […] Read More

If the unthinkable happens, and your child trusts you to let you know he or she has been molested, how you respond will make a huge difference in their emotional equilibrium and their ability to heal. These 9 steps can help you. […] Read More

Every Saturday night, the Walsh families gathered for dinner, music and cousin time. There were nine children, ranging in age from 4 to 15. It was boisterously good fun. Kids catapulted across the lawn playing games, adults barbecued and set tables for dinner. The swing hanging from an old oak tree was in constant use. […] Read More

The vast majority of child sexual assault – nine out of 10 cases – involves family or someone known and trusted by the victim. How do you protect your child from inherently trusted people? Here are some do’s and don’ts. […] Read More

Many millennials don’t darken the doors of our churches because they feel they don’t belong. Instead of a place that meets our preferences, our churches must become a refuge from the chaos and a place to foster relationships. […] Read More