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Predators have several methods of keeping their victims silent and compliant so that they can continue their abuse unhindered. Here are two prominent ones you should know

First, predators know that people tend to discount reports of abuse. Despite the fact that the percentage of false reports is very small and the overwhelming majority of disclosures are true, people don’t want to believe and so they don’t.
Disbelieving reports of abuse is even more likely when the perpetrator is a well-known, well-liked, authority figure or leader. When we hear that someone we know, respect, or admire has been accused of abuse, we default to believing that person rather than the victim.
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Trigger warning: The following thread contains some explicit language concerning abuse/assault. #sbc21 #SBCtoo #IStandWithSurvivors
If you treat Deuteronomy 22:23-29 as normative and exhaustive for our understanding of rape and how to address it, you are left with multiple problems in contemporary application.
If Deut 22:23-29 is exhaustive, you are left with no biblical grounds to speak of child molestation. An abuser who grooms a child into being compliant would not be an abuser but an adulterer and the child will have committed adultery because they didn't "cry out."
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