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patricia-struntz's picture
Jan.15.2012
When I wrote my book Darkness Overturned (originally titled Light Through the Dark Glass) I was deeply religious, clinging to the reality of God as my Father –and to the church. I believed in the “straight and narrow way” and sought approval not just from the Almighty, but from church leaders...
annette-dunlea's picture
Nov.10.2011
Domestic Violence : A Rising Problem Hidden Behind Our Doors By Annette Dunlea The Crime Council Of Ireland’s Report entitled Domestic Abuse of Women and Men in Ireland survey indicates that 1,667 women listed themselves as victims of abuse in the last five years and 1,363 men.In 2003 we had 8,452...
christopher-antony-meade's picture
Sep.25.2011
Beware of an abusive relationship. Quivering in the corner is not the solution. I have to do something, if not for myself, at least for the children, who shouldn’t have to hear me screaming in the evenings after another violent attack. There must be some way out. The pain in my left eye, where the...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jun.25.2011
It is a sad commentary on the human existence that the one thing that our creator intended to be used to procreate the earth, something that should be joyful, is also the one thing that is at the root of so much evil and so much grief. Sex trafficking, rape, sexual assault, incest and childhood...
patricia-struntz's picture
Apr.25.2011
My twin and I were born twelve years apart in two different states from two different sets of parents. Well… other than that, we share so many “coincidences” you’d think we are twins. We are constantly amazed at our similarities. About the same height with fine hair and blue eyes, we share any...
patricia-struntz's picture
Mar.19.2011
As you know if you’ve been following my blog –I haven’t been blogging lately since I took up my new book project. Consequently, this week I decided to share a chapter from my published book, Darkness Overturned. From Chapter Six: The bakery was located on an Indian reservation, and in the night...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Mar.10.2011
One of the most difficult things in my recovery was having to actually say the words: "My father raped me when I was 13 years old." It conjured up, even in my mind, such yucky and uncomfortable visions that I wished there were a nice way to say it. But there wasn't and say it I did. What...
patricia-struntz's picture
Feb.13.2011
Should I have expectations or keep hold of hope? Expectations are bound to disappoint while hope can strengthen a weary heart. But then as Proverbs points out, “hope deferred makes the heart sick”. Shall I continue to seek out safe places in this world or should I seek to be one? It is said that...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jan.20.2011
I’ve had several requests from people to share with them anything I know about sexual harassment in the work place. You’d think with my incest issue and three domestic violence marriages I wouldn’t have added this to my plate. But, someone who has this kind of history is the perfect candidate for...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jan.01.2011
On November 22nd I had a partial knee replacement, spent 4 days in the hospital, 3 weeks of rehab at the hospital and exercises at home then left for Philadelphia for a Board meeting for the Let Go,Let Peace Come In Foundation (I'm on the Board of Directors); I was already off the walker, off the...