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The Trebilcock Trial Verdict

The judge presiding over the trial of Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock has delivered a verdict of guilty on two charges of criminal mistreatment. One was a count of first-degree criminal mistreatment, a felony, for their 14 year-old adopted boy. The other was a count of third-degree criminal mistreatment for treatment of one of their adopted … Continue reading

We’ve come a long way, baby

Your smile gets me every time. That disarming smile that makes my heart melt, and your eyes twinkle and laugh because you know it does. As we lay there in the glow of your nightlight, you and I, feelings of love rushed over me as I watched your eyelashes flutter. You were playing with me, … Continue reading

The Trebilcock Case: Homeschooling Should Not Enable Abuse

** Warning: This post may have some triggers as it deals with child abuse.  They refer to him as “the boy.” I wish I knew his name. Names always give a person a little bit more substance, make them a little more real. Like a neighbor next door. Yet, he is, as of now, “the … Continue reading

Free to Tell

‎”When a child is loved unconditionally, a child is free to tell….the truth.” Last night, I was reading a news article and this other news title caught my eye: ‘I didn’t want to get yelled at. Love, Brian.’ (Warning: May be a trigger if you are a sexual abuse survivor) That story broke my heart. … Continue reading

Video Clip of Elizabeth Esther’s Appearance on Anderson

Elizabeth Esther posted a video of her talking with Michael Pearl on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show on her Facebook blog page. Click here to see part of Elizabeth Esther’s interview on Anderson. I love how she explained what the issue really is. The issue is not spanking, per se. It’s the belief that parents … Continue reading

How to talk to your child about sex abuse

Have you ever wondered how to talk to your kids about sexual abuse? I have. I have three kids. That’s three uncomfortable conversations to start. I just watched a fabulous interview with Tim Kimmel, the author of Grace Based Parenting. I highly recommend it. Please take time to watch it. It’s only a few minutes … Continue reading

Why I no longer “train up” my children

Ok, I admit it. I used to be a “Pearl-ite.” That is, until I realized it was damaging our family. I’m a slow learner. You see, I really thought that they had good material. After all, I had been “rebuked” while reading Created To Be His Helpmeet. Though I didn’t actually finish the book. I … Continue reading

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