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Parenting Advice & Child Abuse

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Working through PTSD

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The Low

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Dream Job

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Offenders should be shown love?

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Movie Connection: Iron Man 3

Call Me Tony: So off Riq and I went to the movies late one night to see everyone’s favorite snarky superhero, Tony Stark. You know, the big red and gold. Marvel’s very own, Iron Man. But don’t worry, there’s no spoilers here. If you don’t know, our dear Tony was also an integral part of The Avengers. In that movie Tony takes a beating. Bad. All of the heroes almost die horribly numerous times... Continue Reading

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For the Boys

Myth #5: If a boy experiences sexual arousal or orgasm from abuse, this means he was a willing participant or enjoyed it. This is one of the most common misconceptions out there. This needs to be clarified, it is normal for our bodies to react to physical stimulation...Continue Reading

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Featured Poem: Abuse is Ugly

Abuse is ugly,

But it doesn't make you ugly,

It damages,

But doesn't mean you're damaged goods...Continue reading

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Blog Posts

The Lonely Introvert

Posted by Rachel Driver on February 4, 2014 at 12:40pm 0 Comments

As I sit here today "enjoying" a self appointed snow day, I am reminded yet again of how lonely I am. My husband and I moved across the country back in June. We left behind family, friends and my full-time job as a social worker. My husband went…


9 Years

Posted by Rachel Driver on November 7, 2013 at 6:38pm 1 Comment

I have officially been abuse free for 9 years as of Halloween. And yet, somehow, the drama continues to unfold. The difference is that I can deal with it differently now.

I've written before about the fact that there is tension between my…



Posted by Lynn M Fairgrief on September 25, 2013 at 9:57am 1 Comment

Hello, its been along time since I wrote on here. Been thru alto of changes lately.  I had lived in the same town and same house for 16 years.  Now the Lord led my husband and I to a town in Presque Isle, Michigan. Way up north.  Plus my husband…


Normal Life

Posted by Emi on September 16, 2013 at 5:24pm 2 Comments

Sometime I catch myself wondering, what would it be like to live without a history of abuse?  What are those peoples lives like without memories of horrible things?  What is it like to not have the effects of trauma that last like they are…



Posted by Emi on August 25, 2013 at 5:26pm 3 Comments

Well I am back after a short hiatus!  A lot has been going on lately, there have been radical shifts occurring in my thinking and beliefs concerning myself.  It has been revolutionary to me to realize that one of the greatest struggles for me…


The Media Makes Me Sick

Posted by Rachel Driver on August 5, 2013 at 8:05pm 2 Comments

For those of you who don't indulge in celebrity news, allow me to bring you up to date on a little something currently brewing. Simon Cowell, former host of American Idol, recently found out that he is going to be a father. The mother, Lauren…


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