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My Faith Helped Me Forgive

It took a long time to think of my dad as human. His presence loomed in my head as a larger-than-life monster who was guilty of sexually abusing girls when I was a teenager. The things he did drove me to the brink of suicidal thoughts throughout my life.

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Finding Your True Identity

When my dad was arrested, it was a big headline on the front page of the small town paper in which I lived. The first day back at school after his arrest I felt the weight of the stares, heard the muffled whispers of accusation, and saw pointed fingers from my classmates. I ran away

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The Power of Forgiveness

My sophomore year of high school ended with me sitting in the principal’s office taking my finals. Before me sat the bubble sheet waiting for me to answer a myriad of questions; however, the prior week’s trauma made it virtually impossible to concentrate. 

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