Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Reflecting on Hell

Posted by Dale Kuehne on September 25, 2011

The following is a blog I was asked to write on my experience with childhood sexual abuse.

It is not sugar-coated.

It is raw.

I wrote it with great reluctance and I post it with even greater reluctance.

If it helps just one person …..

http://www.sharewik.com/blogs/item/my-afternoon-in-hell

If you have experienced sexual brokenness, here is a website which I have found helpful: http://www.musicforthesoul.org/ The founder of the site wrote the following, which speaks comfort to my soul.

Precious one
I know you’ve been sad for so long
Don’t blame yourself
You didn’t do anything wrong
You only wanted attention
Every child needs the same
You are as pure as a flower
In the cleansing rain

It’s not your fault
You are an innocent child
It’s not your fault
You are an innocent child

Precious one
I know the nightmares you’ve had
Don’t be ashamed
You didn’t do anything bad
You only wanted approval
Every child needs love
You are a perfect creation
of God above

It’s not your fault
You are an innocent child
It’s not your fault
You are an innocent child

Innocent Child by Steve Siler

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