How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

John Rigg, MD, is a professional musician who, in his forties, became a physician. In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response. His 28-minute… Read More How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

New Online Child and Teen Protections

Leading hubs for trafficking in the sex trade, including teens and children, have been effectively shut down by recent legislation about which Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, posted an online article. An excerpt follows: Across the web, online administrators are hitting “delete” on sex ads…,… Read More New Online Child and Teen Protections

Personal Courage of the Abuse Survivor at Christmastime

Michael D. Hoffman From the Oxford dictionary, Advent is defined as the “arrival of a notable person or thing.” As Christians, we wait in anticipation of Jesus’ arrival and the peace, comfort and joy in our hearts which that brings. I believe this with all my heart. However, the simple spirit of the season of… Read More Personal Courage of the Abuse Survivor at Christmastime