...is a topic that has bred lots of controversy on this site over the years I've been around. I remember years ago here there was another member who had a lot of energy invested in whether I had forgiven the individuals who had abused me. He got quite insistent that I should do so to the point where frankly, I found it boundary violating.

I just read a couple of blog posts by John Shore that addresses the issue from what I thought was a refreshing point of view. Both Blog posts are an interesting read. You may or may not agree with me or with him, but I found them worth the time spent reading them. I did send him a note chiding him a bit for referring to the victims as female. We shall see if I get a response wink

Six Things to Know About Sexual Abuse and Forgiveness

Sexual Abuse and the Luck of the Draw

Edited by WalkingSouth (03/23/13 08:57 PM)
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