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Group addresses male sexual abuse with help of Jewish nonprofit

Jewish Journal October 28, 2016 By Shani Shahmoon Rick Goodwin was only 6 years old when a group of construction workers lured him into a vacant house and sexually abused him. Although he had a feeling something bad had happened to him, he didn’t tell anyone until many years later — after depression and drugs got… Learn more »

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davidlisak

Three Lessons in the Meaning of Community

On Wednesday, October 5th, I flew over the beautiful, rugged landscape of western New Mexico, bound for Phoenix. I looked ahead to an intense four days in Arizona – three public events plus a clinical evaluation of a man facing capital murder charges. Like many such trips, I looked ahead to a mixture of non-stop… Learn more »

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randy_boyd

Self-Acceptance

One of the affects of my abuse that has followed me into my adult life until just recently is being accepted. Often, male survivors not only face an internal battle for self-acceptance, but an external one as well. Because I could not accept myself internally, I sought external acceptance. From the very first time I… Learn more »

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Peter Pollard

Mending Fences

Originally published on May 15, 2014 I’ve always been intrigued by the different choices people make, while working to restore good boundaries in their life after an experience of abuse. Whether it’s re-establishing the broken boundary with the abusive person, or finding a safe way to relate to others, the memory of betrayed trust can complicate decisions about how… Learn more »

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randy_boyd

Following Your Bliss

One definition of bliss is to reach a state of perfect happiness, typically so as to be oblivious of everything else. Another explanation of bliss is that bliss is the pathway to happiness. Happiness is a state of mind and following your bliss is how you get there. Renowned scholar Joseph Campbell, who studied the… Learn more »

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