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Is Sexual Abuse an Epidemic?

Is Sexual Abuse an Epidemic?

Is sexual abuse an epidemic? Recently, I was in my church’s library and I found a copy of Sexual Abuse In Christian Homes and Churches by Carolyn Holderread Heggen, a Christian counselor specializing in sexual abuse recovery (Books on Sexual Abuse, etc.) She claims that sexual abuse is an epidemic. Which made me wonder–is sexual abuse an epidemic?

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How Community Service Affects Psychiatric Symptoms

How Community Service Affects Psychiatric Symptoms

Do you know how community service affects psychiatric symptoms? It’s a paradox–serving others is ultimately one of the best things you can do for yourself (Volunteering To Build Self-Esteem). Community service affects psychiatric symptoms with a healing power that should not be overlooked. Community service affects psychiatric symptoms by helping a person realize that his/her problems are not as catastrophic as he/she might believe, that he/she can make a difference in the world, and that love is one of the most powerful forces on earth.

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The Fix: The Self-Help Addiction

The Fix: The Self-Help Addiction

Are Self-Help Books, Videos The Answer?

Whether the “problem” is mental illness, low self-esteem, feeling unfulfilled or any other “malady”, there is a book, problem or savior for you! Walk into your local Barnes & Noble, Half-Price Books or independent bookseller and take note of how much real estate is devoted to the self-help titles.  You Can Change Your Life, The Secret, The Law of Attraction. . .the key to a happy life is contained within.  Can’t you hear the harps playing as you crack it open?  No?  Me neither.

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