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How To Know Your Child Has Been Sexually Abused

If your child has been sexually abused, there will almost always be signs, and it’s best to know what those signs are.

Before you read any further, you must understand that a lot of these signs are very easy to miss and a lot of wonderful parents might even just assume that some of these things are related to another issue. Please do not beat yourself up if you miss or missed the signs, in the event that your child has been sexually abused. They really are easy to miss sometimes.

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But, by educating yourself about the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, you’ll be able to have a better understanding of what to look for. Continue reading

3 Important Reasons To Teach Your Children Anatomical Names of Their Private Parts

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In this post, I discuss three very important reasons your children need to know the proper, anatomical names for their private parts. You’re in for a treat today, because I actually did a video instead of writing a post! So, feel free to watch below for part three of my “Protecting Your Child from Predators” series!

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Policies Your Church Needs For Protection From Predators

Who would have thought that church would be in the top list of places that pedophiles target? I know it was certainly not something I expected to hear. But, as a victim of someone within church authority, I can see how churches make themselves vulnerable to sexual predators.

Today is part two of my series about protecting your children from predators. If you are just starting in on the series, you can start {here} and head on back to this post.

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When you go to church, you want to know that you can trust people there. It is church, after all. Church should be safe. It’s a place where Continue reading

6 Ways To Help Protect Your Child From Predators

You can empower yourself with info to help protect your child.

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I debated about posting this now, but in lieu of the Stanford rape case, I feel like it is appropriate. Now, what I’m about to write about isn’t necessarily the same exact scenario. But, it has to do with sexual assault, and it is something close to my heart because I was one of them. I once was a defenseless child who had everything stripped from her, and I am still (over 20 years later) dealing with the aftermath of that nightmare. For the longest time I wanted to talk about it. I knew it was important. I wanted to speak out against it. But frankly, I didn’t quite have the courage.

I do now.

I have the courage to speak out against the evil that prevails. For every young child, teenager, adult – I have the courage. I don’t know much about assault between adults. But, I know an awful lot about childhood sexual assault. I know way more than I should. I know . . . because Continue reading

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