Monday, June 6, 2011

Why Do I Write This Blog?

Occasionally someone questions why I have a blog on this topic.  Why do I link to all the vile and disturbing stories in the news (trust me, I only refer to a tiny handful of all the horrible acts that occur daily)?
What is the point?  Why bother having this blog at all?

Here's why - because it helps people.  I am honored and humbled that my words have made a difference.

I like to think this blog serves several purposes;

Its a place for victims to find out they are not alone.  They can leave comments or email me (the most common way I hear from people).

Its a place for loved ones of victims to read about the effects of rape/sexual abuse.

And its a place that WARNS PARENTS and others about the many predators out there looking for victims.

Its not a pleasant thing to write about.  I get angry, I cry, I feel helpless to stop the cycle.  So I do what I can.

I have two passions in my life, this is one, the other deals with heroin addiction and recovery.  I spend a lot of time writing on the blog related to that because its what touches my life daily (my son).  But I am re-committing to writing here more often and to making this a better blog by adding new information such as:

1. How to investigate the adults in your children's lives (coaches, teachers, etc.)  I am taking a class in July that will show me how to get beyond the simple search of a sexual offender registry and find more info.  I will share what I learn here.

2.  Same as above for women who want to check out men they are dating or intend to date

3. A more interactive way to connect (not sure what this will look like yet)

4.  Topics more organized in a way that makes them easier to find

Any suggestions you have would be very welcome and appreciated.



Church Choir Director Arrested for Lewd Acts with 15 Year Old

Mark Michaels

This 57 year old choir director was caught in a car messing around with a 15 year old girl that was a member of his choir.  You can read the full story here.