Crying child, Author Asad Amjad ChangEzi (CC BY-SA 4.0 International)
“ ‘If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in Me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea’ ” (Matt. 18: 6).
It is easier for children to believe they “deserve” the evil done to them, than to take in the fact an adult who should care for them actually has little or no regard for their well-being.
The Statute of Limitations and other obstacles can make it difficult to hold child abusers and molesters accountable legally. Even with a conviction, however, the feeling of “sinfulness” may rebound from an abuser to his victims.
This in no way implies that they were at fault. Victims, however, relive the trauma of having been treated as worthless. They are often left with…
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