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Woman accuses stepfather of ‘sex abuse’

Posted by coventryrm on Monday, November 17, 2008



One Response to “Woman accuses stepfather of ‘sex abuse’”

  1. skiutah said

    Here are excerpts from the classic 1992 talk on sexual abuse from LDS Apostle Richard G. Scott:

    …At some point in time, however, the Lord may prompt a victim to recognize a degree of responsibility for abuse… While some discovery is vital to the healing process, the almost morbid probing into details of past acts, long buried and mercifully forgotten, can be shattering. There is no need to pick at healing wounds to open them and cause them to fester. The Lord and his teachings can help you without destroying self-respect…Detailed leading questions that probe your past may unwittingly trigger thoughts that are more imagination or fantasy than reality. They could lead to condemnation of another for acts that were not committed. While likely few in number, I know of cases where such therapy has caused great injustice to the innocent from unwittingly stimulated accusations that were later proven false. Memory, particularly adult memory of childhood experiences, is fallible…

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