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The Sexual Abuse Epidemic

As a child familiar with sexual abuse and a mother of three young girls, the statistic that 1 in 5 children will be sexually abused by age 18 is alarming and sadly, unsurprising.One of the greatest books I've read on the topic, Rid of My Disgrace by Lindsey and Justin Holcomb, defines sexual abuse as: "any type of sexual behavior or contact where consent is not freely given or obtained and is accomplished through force, intimidation, violence, coercion, manipulation, threat, deception, or abuse of authority." (emphasis mine)

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