Abuse in Homes: “Alyssa Lies”

I want to share this with you today. Tears filled my eyes as I watched this video. How many  have suspected child abuse but never speak up? Domestic violence and child abuse are more common that most think. If you suspect anything, please call one of the domestic violence hotlines. You may save the life of an innocent victim of abuse.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

The Child-help National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).

All calls are anonymous and confidential.

14 thoughts on “Abuse in Homes: “Alyssa Lies”

  1. We do share the guilt though it sometimes takes being exposed to abuse to realize it. I knew a girl in Australia who was being abused as a child. She told me the only time she tried to tell someone, before she met me, was when she was ten. She told another school child about it and that girl asked her, “Why didn’t you stop him?”. Of course I don’t expect much more from a little girl but it sounds strangely what adults say under the same circumstances. As if a little girl being abused has the resources to handle a situation like this proactively.
    I have found that bringing up child abuse in a conversation often annoys people who kill the messenger. It just shows we are a messed up society. People need to see this as something they have to solve.
    Where I come from we have a saying: Never again.

    • When I saw “Never again”, I thought of 911 then I read some of your postings. The events of 911 will be forever etched in our minds and I thank God that you were OK. But the thoughts came to me that child abuse and the many abuses are similar to what happened prior to 911. Many times, those who may even suspect that something is going on or may possibly happen decide to ignore warning signs which leads to disasters like that day. How many people have their “heads in the sand” and ignore things because it does not directly affect them… until disaster strikes or a child dies or a woman is murdered. So many wrongs can be prevented if people would only speak up and yes, they need to see it as something they have to solve and say “never again” as you said. Silence encourages the violence. I really appreciate your support. Many blessings to you.

  2. You are so correct about this problem of being quiet. I was badly abused by my dad until I got old enough to hurt him back, then he stopped. It is shame because many knew but stayed out of it. Several kinfolk apologize to me later on after I became an adult but it is only by Gods grace that I didn’t get beaten to death as a kid. You’re right, people badly do need to get involved.

    • I am so sorry that you have been abused too. The wounds of brokenness are so deep from so many causes. Abuse has been hidden behind doors for too long. I would love for you and your wife to read my book. God is so good and I know that He wants to rescue many more victims to break that cycle of abuse off of them. May God pour out His blessings over you both!!

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