Each year, official government reports indicate that more than 62,000 children are sexually abused. The numbers are especially staggering for girls aged 14-17, of whom researchers estimate more than 17% have experienced sexual abuse.
For Children's Advocacy Centers, many of our most heart-wrenching cases involve families in which sibling abuse has occurred. Parents are distraught about the victimization of one child, while terribly worried about the legal consequences to another child.
If you're tired of defending Christianity every time another self-professed Christian makes the news for doing something evil, and yet you also find yourself denouncing Islam as an inherently evil religion based on what you see on TV and what little you've read of the Quran, I urge you to stop.
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Whoopi Goldberg Slams Duggars For Hypocrisy: 'You're Not Forgiving Of People Who Feel Differently Than You'
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Michelle, I am appealing to you as one mother to another, but there is a difference: my child is transgender.
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During that time, she reads the Bible, listens to soft music, or simply just enjoys the quietness. But, she admits, it hasn't