She says it like it is…Christiane Amanpour

November 20, 2011 on ABC This Week  Christiane Amanpour was a delightful surprise.  I was enjoying a mug of hot coffee and reading the Sunday paper.  While my husband watches this show regularly, I have never done so.  All of the sudden I hear this woman say the true and right words for what Jerry […]

Oprah’s Historical Landmark Event

In his book The Pursuit of God A.W. Tozer quotes a Chinese sage Lao-tze, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”  200 men; husbands, brothers, and sons all were featured on the Oprah show November 4,2010.  Bless her heart, Oprah has had the most courage of anyone I have seen to […]

Pope aplogizes to victims

The Pope was recently in London to apologize to five people who were molested by priests as children. The article “Pope Benedict meets in London with 5 victims of priest abuse” by Nicole Winfield and Victor Simpson (AP) 9/19/10, says it is his latest effort to defuse the sex abuse crisis shaking his church. It says […]

Excuse Me?

Continuing on Child Pornography in the appendix of my book Redeem the Silence; an Unintended Journey…… How can any child be a prostitute?  They may get prostituted, but they are not prostitutes. Andrew Vachss also writes, “The word ‘prostitue’ itself implies a judgement of character.  Don’t we call people who sell out their moral convictions […]

Some of the Myths and Realities

I said I would be blogging about the YWCA Rape Crisis Center this week and so I will start with some of what they have written about the various lies and the corresponding truths around sexual violence. “I’LL NEVER BE RAPED BECAUSE …I’m not attractive.  I’m too old.  I’m too young.  I dress conservatively.  I […]

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