As parents, we play an important role in our children’s lives. It is our responsibility to protect, communicate, and educate them about what is going on in our society. It is imperative for them to be aware of their surroundings and the company they keep. Your son’s or daughter’s acquaintances can have a major influence on them. There have been countless cases on the news about sexual abuse, we have read about it in the papers, and I have seen firsthand the effect that it has on our loved ones.
In spite of all this, sexual abuse has remained one of the most unspoken topics among families in our society. There are churches and other organizations that have failed to report an abuser in order to save their reputation or avoid prosecution.