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It’s something we don’t like to talk about. It’s something we don’t even like to think about. But the reality is 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys experience some sort of child sexual abuse. It’s usually perpetrated by someone the child knows. Those are the stats from the CDC. Those numbers are likely under-reported, because often times abuse is kept secret.
Faith Ingraham has lived with that secret most of her life. She grew up in the church, as a pastor’s kid and was repeatedly abused by her father. Her mother became aware of the abuse. But it remained in the dark for the rest of the family, and for the church. Now, Faith and her husband, Dale teach churches how to respond biblically. Their “Breaking the Silence” seminar is coming up February 11th at Grace Community Church in Painted Post, NY. You can find out more here. Find out more about the Ingraham’s Speaking Truth in Love ministry here.
Terese Main is a wife, mom and flawed human. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.