An Open Letter to Survivors of Abuse

Dear survivors of abuse, What happened to you was not your fault. You are not to blame. You did not deserve it. You did not ask for this. You should not be silenced. You are not worthless. You do not have to pretend like nothing […]

When Home Isn’t Safe

Recent quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves many people vulnerable to suffering abuse when isolated in a dangerous situation at home. Many abuse survivor advocates and professionals are expecting that child abuse, intimate partner abuse, and sexual assault will increase during the pandemic because […]

Trauma, Children, and God

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The compassionate and […]

Rid of My Disgrace (video)

This is my address at the 2019 Caring Well Conference on the work of Christ and the effects of abuse. For more on this, check out Rid of My Disgrace and Is It My Fault?.

Infographic for God Made All of Me

Child sexual abuse is more prevalent than most people think and the offenders are usually people parents and the children know, not strangers. The good news is that parents are not helpless. As a matter of fact, incorporating parents into prevention efforts makes child safety training […]

What Is a Girl Worth?: Abuse Doesn’t Get there Final Word

In What is a Girl Worth?, Rachel Denhollander exposes the truth about her perpetrator, Larry Nassar, and the institution that covered it up, USA Gymnastic. While it takes lots of courage, strength, and vulnerability for a survivor to tell their story of sexual assault, it […]

9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

We are asked lots: “What are some practical things parents can do to protect their children from sexual abuse?” We ended our children’s book, God Made All of Me, with a note to parents and caregivers answering this question. Here are the 9 practical things you can […]

Why We Wrote A Children’s Book

Get our new children’s book, God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies.   We wrote God Made All of Me as a tool so you can explain to your children that God made their body. Because private parts are […]