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Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Opens Up About Abuse And Rebuilding His Faith

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion

After an abusive childhood left Creed frontman Scott Stapp with a skewed perception of religion, he had to completely rebuild his foundat...

7 Ways People Who've Been Emotionally Abused Loved Differently

YourTango | Posted 11.16.2015 | Divorce

It's hard to love again after you've been manipulated, put down, controlled, belittled, and made to feel worthless by someone who was supposed to love you and care about you.

Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters?

Jenee Darden | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Jenee Darden

Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters is the play I've been waiting for. In her one-woman show, actress and writer Echo Brown, 31, powerfully shares her personal experience of love, sexuality, interracial dating, abuse, race and so much more.

Extinguish and Evolve

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Pullen Kent

"Mom, do you have a pencil and paper I can have?" Haley, my 10-year-old asked as we watched the ring-tailed lemurs leap from tree to tree at the Sa...

Why Twitter's Dying (And What You Can Learn From It)

Umair Haque | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Umair Haque

Abuse is killing the social web. And hence, it isn't peripheral to Internet business models -- it's central. Twitter could have been a town square. But now it's more like a drunken, heaving mosh pit. We dreamed that we created a revolution. But we did not heed the great lesson of revolution.

Sofia Vergara Slams Radio Show Claiming 'Rumors' She Might Be One Of Bill Cosby's Victims

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.27.2015 | Latino Voices

Sofia Vergara fired back at a radio show that suggested it was "rumored" the actress might have been one of Bill Cosby's victims. The claim was m...

The Drastic Step We're Taking to Protect Our Children

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

The stats clearly demonstrate that people we know -- people we openly invite into our homes, people we willingly give one-on-one access to our kids -- are much more likely to be the ones to hurt them.

Rita Ora Opens Up About Sexual Abuse At Age 14

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

British singer Rita Ora revealed in a new biography, Hot Right Now, that she had been the victim of childhood sexual abuse at age 14. The "X F...

Covering the Abyss With Trance

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

In psychiatry however, with the limited amount of success that we achieve with existing tools, we would be amiss to ignore the power of the dream. It will be a long time, if ever, before we understand human emotion at an elemental cellular or neurochemical level. The time to help those in the abyss is now.

PTSD: The Illness I Couldn't See

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

PTSD has not broken me. It's taken me apart, and I'm reassembling myself day by day. In the meantime, I'm learning to love what I can build.

Why Police Should Focus On Breaking Up Violence Against Women, Not Parties

Unwritten | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Judith Willis. I am very fortunate in that I never been in a physically abusive relationship nor have I known an...

Mass. Problems for Kids Continue

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

Five years ago, after seeing first hand what was going on at the Mass. Department of Children and Families, it was clear that the agency had rotted out from within, and that what was needed was not reforms, but for someone to turn the department upside down, and vigorously shake.

Soap Star's Pattern Of Forming Unhealthy Bonds Began In Preschool

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.02.2015 | OWN

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The Meaning of the Pope's Prison Speech According to an Ex-Con

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 09.30.2015 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Pope Francis' speech at the Curran-Frumhold Correctional Facility was not explicit in any one message. Throughout, the Pope referenced Jesus' washing of the disciples' feet and taught about service, not serving time, but people in power serving others regardless of their present status.

6 Ways To Discipline Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We can all agree that it is easier to to discipline little kids than it is to discipline teens, right? I think that I can hear a collective yes in the background.

#FreedomForKesha Is an Important Stand Against Rape Culture

Sean O'Toole | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Sean O'Toole

This week it was announced that singer-songwriter, Kesha Rose Sebert has sought an injunction against Dr Luke (Lucasz Gottwald) and Sony Music, in an effort to speed up a suit she had brought against Gottwald in October 2014 for sexual assault, battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse and the violation of California business practices.

Into the Depths of Depression and the Journey Out: An Interview with Three Generations of African American Female Poets

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month the authors of Design of A Woman: LaTerra Wise, Lisa Wright, and Amanda Milbourne break the silence too often felt by women in faith communities, to share some of the experiences that have shaped their poems.

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

How My Intuition Became My Home

Emily Stroia | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Stroia

"At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'...

Dealing with Bullies in Marriage -- and Divorce

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.16.2015 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

If you decide to divorce a bully, you'll need a support system for suggestions as well as a place to vent and brainstorm ideas. You'll need professional and emotional resources, a counselor, lawyer, consultants, as well as friends on your side.

Sometimes It's Not "Balancing" -- It's Just Abuse

Elana Maryles Sztokman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Elana Maryles Sztokman

Statistically speaking, anywhere between 1 in 7 to1 in 4 women are in abusive relationships. So if you are in a room full of say 50 women (or a thread of 50 women) talking about an issue, there is a good chance that at least a few of the voices in the mix will be describing abusive relationships.

I Wanted To Be Normal

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

As I look back, I remember thinking, "I wish I was normal." Many of my childhood friends and most of my family had both parents together in their live...

The Last Thing I See: From the Shadows to the Sun

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Two years ago, I was suffering from anxiety/major depressive disorder not yet being properly treated, and landed under psych hold in a local, very ske...

Divorcing Josh Duggar's Monster God

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

In response to this unfolding scandal, I submit to you that joining the shame parade is an unhelpful response that misses an important opportunity. The opportunity for the church, for followers of Jesus, for all of us, is to divorce this Monster God once and for all.

How Tim McGraw's Drinking Nearly Cost Him Everything

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.26.2015 | OWN

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