Defining Sexual Abuse and Devine Sex by Pam Witzemann

This week I’m excited to welcome back to Emerging from Broken, guest writer and fellow blogger Pam Witzemann as she defines sexual abuse. Pam shares a highly personal account of how she came to terms with understanding what happened to her and how she recovered from sexual abuse by learning the truth.  As I read … Continue reading "Defining Sexual Abuse and Devine Sex by Pam Witzemann"

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We are Taught Don’t Get Raped instead of Don’t Rape

We live in a society that teaches “don’t get raped” instead of “don’t rape”. And we wonder why we are so filled with guilt and shame when we get raped. We mistakenly believe that we somehow didn’t prevent ourselves from getting raped. It's as though the weight of the crime should be shared between the victim and the perpetrator or even worse that the weight of the crime rests mostly on the victim.

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Learning to Accept Blame ~ False Teaching

I’ve been thinking about the messages we grow up with. Messages that are verbal, but are delivered like a warning. Oh you know the messages; our parents shake their heads in wonder and disappointment about the youth in our society. Sitting around the dinner table talking about girls that wear certain types of clothing, and calling them … Continue reading "Learning to Accept Blame ~ False Teaching"

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