Wednesday, May 6, 2015
A Plea To Help A Worthy Cause
My wife went to perform and preach at the Boise Rescue Mission's Women & Children's Shelter recently, and I tagged along to help bring food and supplies. Mostly, these are women (with their kids) who are running from abusive and violent husbands and boyfriends. My daughter has done a lot of work with treating batterers over the last few years, and is now counseling kids whose stepfathers are going to prison for sexual abuse. (Clue 1: Videoing your felonies is never wise.) Looking around the room while my wife spoke and sang, all that I could think of was that a lot of women must have very serious self-esteem problems to hook up with such abusive men, and I run into examples of this a little too often here in Boise County. The damage being done to children, and especially little girls is just horrendous, causing a lifetime of incredibly bad choices.