The video from which this still comes is meant to be funny (though personally I find it offensive), but it brings up a lot of serious issues. Our world is fallen, and although there are so many beautiful reasons i have to be happy, no one can deny that there is A LOT of evil out there, particularly when it comes to how people treat children. Penn State Scandal, Casey Anthony case, etc, it seems to be everywhere we look. It can be almost enough to make us want to stay indoors forever and never want to interact with anyone again (let alone have our own children), but I believe there are resources available to help us cope with this problem. The following LDS General Conference address is a landmark talk on some ways to not only help us prevent (child) abuse, but also heal from it.
Parents, in sensitive, appropriate ways,
teach your children some of the warning signs of abuse.
I also like this resource because it helps us identify the location of predators so that we can better keep our children safe.
Do you have any other practical ideas to help us (from a grassroots perspective) combat this problem? Lemme know: firstname.lastname@example.org
When children have to play inside so they don’t disappear…
If you ever find yourself in counseling/ therapy of any kind and it just isn’t working out with your shrink, don’t necessarily throw in the towel right away. Shop around a lil’, know what I mean?
I don’t see you anymore. And it’s not appropriate (or legal I think?) to keep in touch via Facebook. Even if you aren’t checking my blog between every crazy client you see, I sure hope you stop by every now and then.
Nothin’ wrong with that 🙂
#wouldn’t hate being a model, so put me on a literal poster 🙂
That girl’s like something off a poster…
(Katherine likes a LOT of music, but this one is way up there on my list…)
#my hair is beautiful and shiny and straight, just the way I like it…
#never had braces-true story! dentists I wanna be in your brochures, ok?
*names have been changed to protect the
I’m sure it’s really hard for you Zach (don’t tempt me, Michael Scott). I’m sure you wanna show my blog to all your friends and be like: I helped her get there! But those dang confidentiality laws/professional boundaries. Haha….I’m sorry for the torture. But I also think you probz REALLY enjoy reading this blog, dontcha? maybe not but maybe…
#catch ya on the flip side 🙂
#cant answer me…
oh and by the way this isn’t the first time I’ve communicated via code:
9 months ago I was in a deep, dark black hole.
I’m a good girl with a good heart.
Had a tough time. Got a rough start.
But my shadow days are over now.
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for thou art with me.
Core Beliefs: Christ, expression, beauty, kindness
(Even if you don’t like John Mayer or my taste in music, just listen to that song!!!)
Readers: If you are in a dark shadow of any kind,
there just might be light at the end of the tunnel.