Fathers

Originally posted on Integrating Body & Mind: Psychotherapy, Bodywork & Love:

Father’s Day feels especially difficult this year; or perhaps it is always this difficult I just tend to forget how emotionally painful certain days actually are.

It has only been a year that I’ve been back in the lives of my biological parents.  A year ago I was processing my impulsive return and promising to myself that it wouldn’t be like it was before.  I wouldn’t spend my life trying to please them.  I wouldn’t hide who I really am from them.  I wouldn’t say and do whatever makes them happy, feel good about themselves, and carry on their facade that everything is as it should be in a family…

I failed.

I’ve let myself down really.  I’ve given them access to my heart and mind again.  I’ve given them permission again to push those buttons and re-programme those messages in the cunning ways they always have done.

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1 in 35 British Men is Sexually Attracted to Children

Originally posted on The Nigerian Post:

The NCA’s disturbing disclosure comes as public bodies grapple with the scale of child abuse highlighted by scandals including the Jimmy Savile affairSource

A new report has shown that up to 750,000 men living in Britain may have an interest in being sexually intimate with children,

This was contained in a shocking analysis presented by the National Crime Agency which reveals that about one in 35 adult males poses a potential risk of being a child abuser or of seeking out child sex images online.

Horrifically, the analysis shows that as many as 250,000 men may be sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children – defined as those under 12 – according to the findings disclosed exclusively to The Mail on Sunday.

Phil Gormley, the deputy director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA), said: ‘We are starting to get a real sense of the scale.’

He also warned that paedophiles are so numerous that ‘the reality is that we are all living not far away from one’ and called  for an urgent new…

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British Preacher Set to Be Prosecuted for Calling Islam ‘Satanic’ and ‘Spawn of the Devil’

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A born-again Christian preacher in Belfast is to be prosecuted for describing Islam as “satanic” and “the spawn of the devil”.

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I was given this opportunity and you’ll never guess what happened next…

Originally posted on bankingonpromises:

By Michelle Banker:

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I know you’ve heard about the global sex trafficking crisis, but how often do we get a chance to actually connect with and love those who are in the middle of it? I have an opportunity to do just that. I have a chance to meet face to face with those who are exploited and hurting. I believe that true healing and life-change happens when you can look someone in the eye and show her how valuable she is.

Thinking about writing this post made me a bit sweaty (TMI?). Multiple reasons. First, it’s always somewhat awkward to ask people for any type of help, financial or otherwise. Second, when I find myself thinking about this trip, the predominant feelings I have are excitement and nervousness…AND pukey-ness…that’s a feeling. This could be due to the fact that this trip is venturing outside of my comfort bubble, or…

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Elisabeth Elliot on the Christian Father

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Examining the male parent’s role.

This article originally appeared in the June 18, 1971, issue of Christianity Today. It was republished June 19, 2015, to commemorate the death of Elisabeth Elliot.

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HE LIFTS US UP: “Daddy Wounds”

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

“Daddy Wounds”…
is a term I’ve come to hear.
It’s wounds of abuse and neglect…
by a person who should be dear.
Many people have them…
as fathers neglect their child.
With various degrees of brokenness…
from severe to seemingly mild.

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HE LIFTS US UP: “Daddy Wounds”

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

“Daddy Wounds”…
is a term I’ve come to hear.
It’s wounds of abuse and neglect…
by a person who should be dear.
Many people have them…
as fathers neglect their child.
With various degrees of brokenness…
from severe to seemingly mild.

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