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Victimized by Sin

A leading eating disorder treatment center says that almost half of its patients were victims of sexual abuse as children.†

"Forty-nine percent of our patients have experienced childhood sexual abuse," said Amy Spahr, clinical director at Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders. "This is about 20 percent higher than in the general population. Additionally, in the last five years, 11 percent of adolescent and 20 percent of adult patients were diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)."†

Eating disorders such as binge-eating, purging, restricting calories become a way of helping victims cope with shame and body dissatisfaction.

Reference: "Majority of Eating Disorder Patients Experience Childhood Sexual Abuse, Trauma," christiannewswire.com (8/5/08)

Cell Phones vs. Toilet Handles

Which would you rather put up against your ear and mouth, your cell phone, or the toilet handle of a public restroom? If your answer is your cell phone, you may be surprised by the results of a U.K. study.

The Bri... [Read More]

Reference: "Mobile Phones 18 Times Dirtier Than Toilet Handles", foxnews.com (7/30/10)

Unable to Find God?

Baseball player turned evangelist Billy Sunday used to say that sinners can't find God for the same reason criminals can't find a policeman: they arenít looking!... [Read More]

Reference: Warren Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, Old Testament Wisdom and Poetry, (Victor, 2003), p. 114

The Nature of Sin

According to a radio report, a middle school in Oregon had a problem. Girls were putting lipstick on in the bathroom and then pressing their lips to the mirrors, leaving dozens of little lip prints for the custodian t... [Read More]

Running on Empty

One morning author and speaker Malcolm Smith was walking in the Catskill Mountains when he witnessed an unforgettable sight. He came to an algae-covered pool and noticed a frog sunning itself on a partially submerged ... [Read More]

Reference: Malcolm Smith, Spiritual Burnout: When Doing All You Can Isnít Enough (Honor Books, 1988), p. 16