Post Tagged with: "Family"

by / on March 3, 2013 at 10:20 am / in Body, Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

This is my Story of Mother-Son Incest

Anonymous “This is my story of mother-son incest” via MalesSurvivor.org I was born into a religious family, into a family, though, with many problems. We were one thing on the outside and something else on the inside. Within the family, there was no peace. My father had turned to religion when he was eighteen but with little effect other than […]

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by / on October 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm / in Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Media, Politics, Relationships, Society

To un-friend, or not to un-friend…is there really a question?

Do you just remove them from your social media life entirely, even if you still love and respect them in general?

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by / on October 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm / in Current Events, Editorials, Politics

A Pugnacious Tagg Romney

Tagg Romney, Mitt Romney’s eldest son, has reason to wax pugnacious against President Obama, and it’s not likely that it’s just Mitt’s honor that Tagg is defending. Apart from defending a campaign strategy he reportedly forged in the last two weeks, Tagg and investors in Tagg Romney’s firm, Solamere Capital, “could hit the jackpot if Mitt Romney wins” the presidency, […]

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by / on June 30, 2012 at 7:29 am / in Culture, Religion, Society, Spirituality

Finding My Religion

Thirty years has passed since I read “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret” by Judy Blume and I am still enthralled by Margaret’s dilemma because I have the same problem. The book is about a girl in sixth grade that grew up without a religious affiliation. Her mother is Christian and her father is Jewish, and the novel explores […]

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by / on May 30, 2012 at 9:30 am / in Culture, Media, Society

Bystanders and Bullies: Using and Abusing Personal Power

As I think back on that time, I can find a way to feel sorry for Jared. Over the years since, I’ve learned that many bullies were themselves bullied or abused by parents, older siblings, or other authority figures.

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by / on May 25, 2012 at 9:14 am / in Parenting, Philosophy, Psychology, Relationships, Society, Spirituality

Losing My Mother

I got off the bus and slowly walked across the street on route to the hospital. It was a cold, dreary evening and snow was everywhere and my mother was dead.

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by / on May 10, 2012 at 9:58 am / in Culture, Gender, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Society

Through the Looking Glass

Imagine the pastor of your church telling you that heterosexuality is an abomination, and a sin against God, that it’s in defiance of the Bible, but that the church will still love you even though you are a sinner, and that if you just pray hard enough, and perhaps seek psychiatric attention, you may just be able to be cured of your perversion.

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm / in Culture, Entertainment, Prejudice, Society

My Racist Neighbor

Since Adam and Eve, man had a special connection to the ‘rib’ I quickly pointed out to Melissa X. In addition, barbecue or the art of cooking over fire, dated back to the caveman! I defended my manhood, my race, and above all, my ribs, with gusto and hard-hitting facts like those pointed out above. Still adamant in her racist views, Melissa X repeated her initial claims.

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by / on March 29, 2012 at 10:02 am / in Gender, Parenting, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality

The Child You Love. Period. Full Stop.

Two weeks ago, I posted the tragic story of Martha, which was based on the real world. Here is the same story, which starts the same way, but ends very differently. This version of the story is based on the real world, too, at least the world we devoutly wish to provide for our most vulnerable population, our children. Please […]

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by / on March 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm / in Dysfunctional family dynamics, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Society

Piglet

It was the saddest day of my life. No one expected it to happen, it just did. She was so healthy…I guess that’s why He took her so soon. My name is Erika, and I go by Piglet. It’s a nickname that my mother gave me when I was born, because I was born premature and I almost didn’t make […]

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