church statistics and abuse

Posted: February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized, When Church Hurts

When I think of the times our pastor would talk about the abuses he was aware of in our church, which touts 2500 people or more, the numbers are staggering. I’m not a math whiz, but take each of these numbers and multiply by 5 and here’s what you get:
200 abusive marriages
80 women raped by their husbands
190 men abused as children
340 women abused as children
275 women raped
35 men raped as adults
80 girls will be sexually abused
50 boys will be sexually abused
5-10 will be physically abused
45 sexual abuse perpetrators
So many wounded people . . . my heart aches . . .

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