Something that no one wants to think about. No one wants to talk about. We all do our very best to pretend like it never happens. Abuse. The ugly side of humanity that everyone prays will never be apart of their lives. But what do we do when it is?

How do we handle abuse within the family? How can we possibly help someone who is has been abused outside the family? I wish that I had perfect answers to this question. We have been talking about abuse in class and all the sad truths that come with abuse. Working through abuse is never something that is an easy thing, it can’t be. But something that struck me when discussing it is the idea that change can happen. Change can happen when the problem is addressed and handled with love, compassion, honesty, and choosing to rise as the victor in a horrible situation. When we begin to look at ourselves, and labeling individuals as victims, that is when we make the battle 10 times harder. Coming out of being a victim empowers the family to move past what is a heart wrenching so situation and believing that there is a way out. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. That is a beautiful thought in such a muck of a situation.


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