White Heat

There is a reason that we have the phrase, burning with anger. We drown in grief… in an overwhelming sort of way – anger activates, burns and sears.

Little Doll

doll: a small model of a human figure, often one of a baby or girl, used as a man’s toy.

Two Words…

This is a guest post by Brad Thompson. He is a man who wears workboots, has strong arms and a deep heart. We have taken the long way home…

In An Age of Speaking…

In the age of speaking, let us not forget that doing so must remain a choice – not a compulsory act.

Baby Steps on Broken Glass

When she took her first baby steps, my brokenness pierced her tiny feet. As she has grown, I have grown. I have spent the sum total of her life picking the invisible and inviscerating splinters out of her heart and mine.

A Manifesto of Sexual Abuse

“I am a hunter, the best – a predatory beast. 

You are the hunted, the prey and the least.”

– Lori Anne Thompson


Looking Glass Shame

I share this video clip because – well, it’s me. It is real, it feels like life, and tastes like hope. Hope beyond abuse. Hope beyond loss. Hope beyond shame. Hope beyond hopelessness.

It was taken recently by my oldest child (selfie extraordinaire) when we were walking the streets of her college town after eating a vegan meal (I am not vegan, she is, but everyone should eat more plants) and walking several city blocks to where my car was not. Of note, this city was recently recorded as the worlds coldest city, as luck would have it, I was in a skirt.

The Mysterious Growth in the Character of the Wicked Man: Part 3

“It’s seems impossible to convince people that private behaviour cannot be predicted from public behaviour. Kind, non-violent individuals behave well in public, but so do many people who are brutal behind the scenes. The growing sexual abuse crisis in the church just underlines that fact the offenders can recognize ideal settings for child molestors even if the rest of us can’t.” – Anna Salter