Tagged: abuse

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Guest Post: Cracked Wheat

by Melody   Cracked Wheat father comes quiet to my room at night, tears away sheets and innocence. mother makes warm wheat for breakfast, new grain broken before water boils, brown sugar & butter...

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Three Weeks to Practice Before I Preach

About three weeks ago, I was asked to prepare a talk about teaching children to understand, based on a conference address by Cheryl A. Esplin, Second Counselor of the General Primary Presidency.  Sister Esplin...

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Living with a Pedophile: My Story of Trauma and Abuse

(Trigger warning for violence, sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse.) I am an abuse survivor.  When I was a child, I was exposed to a pedophile.  Then the pedophile used my body repeatedly, rendering...

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Am I My Sister’s Keeper?

(I found the beginning of this post buried in my drafts folder. It was very emotional and distraught because I was in the middle of a painful situation with my sister.  Almost a year...

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Guest Post: How Well Does the Church Handle Abuse?

butterfly on heliotrope Originally uploaded by pilgrimgirl  by kmillecam It took me until I was 18 and had moved out of my house to finally wander my way into the Counseling Center at BYU....

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The Savior and Sexual Victimization

by Anonymous This heartfelt post was sent to me by a close friend. I believe there are many who have similar experiences and hope that this can be an open discussion about the difficulties...