Statistics are amazing 90% of all children who are abused know their perpetrators. 68% of them are family. That was the boat that I was in. He was a military officer, yes my father, he was educated, degreed, trained in intelligence. He was calculated, manipulative, and very good at everyone thinking he was a great guy. He had the wool over everyone he knew's eyes. It was amazing now when you look back and think about it.
My plea to all is to educate your children, talk about sex, talk about safe touching. Education, communication and openness--don't let it go by the wayside. This site is dedicated to overcoming and forgiving, but due to the timeliness of April and Child Abuse Prevention Month -- I wanted to touch on the subject.
There are great book at Family Christian Bookstores to help you figure out how to communicate the subject to your children, just don't let them learn about such an important topic on their own. Please--Don't hesitate.
Also please check out Childhelp.org, they are an amazing organization dedicated to prevention and treatment of child abuse. Sara O'Meara & Yvonne Fedderson founded in 1959 and they have done amazing things! Thank you for reading this blog. Please be praying as well that this site will help someone, somewhere who needs it. Thank you.