Abuse

January 22, 2021 12:00 PM MST
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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September 20, 2019 09:03 AM MDT
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By  LDS Living
March 20, 2019 05:04 PM MDT
"It was someone I was supposed to be able to trust. Someone who was supposed to protect me. . . . There never was a time I felt safe at home," Latter-day Saint Erin says in the new "His Grace" video "Living with the Pain of Childhood Abuse."
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February 06, 2019 06:23 PM MST
Using the story of Alma as he spoke to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, Elder Quentin L. Cook shared four principles to help Latter-day Saints make more righteous decisions and addressed spousal and child abuse.
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October 25, 2018 02:51 PM MDT
The Church recently released a new website with valuable resources to help victims of abuse and those who love them know how to report abuse, seek help, and find healing.
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October 10, 2018 07:36 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Utah community faith leaders called on the entire state Wednesday to “join with us in protecting Utah’s children and making their safety and well-being one of our highest priorities.”
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By  LDS Living
September 14, 2018 04:13 PM MDT
"The first 17 years of my life were hell. I was abused physically and emotionally almost daily," James the Mormon shared in the description of his new music video "I Could Be Wrong."
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June 29, 2018 01:36 PM MDT
From age five through fifteen, I was subjected to extreme abuse at the hands of my stepfather. I struggled for years with feelings of great unworthiness. I was quite inactive and bitter as a Church member. My heart became quite hardened. I suppose you could say I was spiritually bruised and broken. I couldn’t bring myself to pray to someone in heaven who was supposed to be my father. I rejected priesthood blessings because even the touch of worthy priesthood holders was a threat. I got so lost in my deep, dark place that I got to thinking that life would be better off without me.
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By  Yvonne Liu
June 27, 2018 05:02 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $50,000 to the Children's Justice Center (CJC) on June 27 and $25,000 to A Breeze of Hope Foundation in Bolivia that works to prevent sexual abuse and violence against children.
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By  LDS Living
May 23, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
After going to see a seemingly safe kids movie with her family, LDS mom Terina Maldonado was disturbed by the messages it shared, so she decided to do something about it. About the movie, Show Dogs, Maldonado writes, "What could have been solely a fun movie for kids that would get my highest recommendation is damaged by a dark and disturbing message hidden, not so subtly between the fluffy dogs and glamorous parties of the show dog lifestyle."
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By  LDS Living
March 26, 2018 08:51 PM MDT
On Monday, the First Presidency released a letter to Church leaders about preventing and responding to abuse among members.
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December 15, 2017 04:59 PM MST
What a thoughtful article from the Deseret News editorial board.
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August 24, 2017 12:18 PM MDT
What is spiritual abuse and what are some subtle ways it might be creeping into the way we treat ourselves and others?
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May 23, 2017 02:33 PM MDT
LDS Family Services Counseling Manager Nanon Talley shares 18 years' worth of powerful insights about the process of healing from sexual abuse.
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April 21, 2017 12:05 PM MDT
Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society leaders participated in delivering a donation of $120,000 from the Church to Utah's Children's Justice Centers leaders help fight child sex abuse.
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July 27, 2016 04:00 PM MDT
Most romantic relationships start out good, but they don't all end that way. Sadly, for every stroll into the sunset somebody takes with a new life partner, somebody else gets stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship.
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June 22, 2016 02:06 PM MDT
The Church recently released a series of new resources on LDS.org for those enduring mental illness. Among them is a video series where members share their powerful, raw stories. This is Jenny's story.
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May 14, 2016 01:44 PM MDT
Recently, I was given the task to look for pictures of myself for an upcoming article I will be featured in. The editor asked for a picture of myself when I was younger or at a vulnerable point in my life, and a picture of when I accomplished something amazing.
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May 02, 2016 05:34 PM MDT
In a series of press releases published on Mormon Newsroom, the LDS Church outlined in-depth its approach to preventing child abuse and described a meeting of Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, with child abuse prevention advocates.
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March 30, 2016 01:51 PM MDT
Not only has this touching, life-changing truth pulled a Latter-day Saint from the brink of suicide, it has kept her in the Church even when doubts arise or others leave.
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March 05, 2016 03:10 PM MST
Recently, a reader wrote into Geoff Steurer, an LDS licensed marriage and family therapist. She asked about her daughter who, at just 11-years-old, had been abused in a way that "broke her and our family." After this event, she began losing her faith, asking questions like, “Why did God let this happen to me? Why didn’t He stop it?” Here was Steurer's response:
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