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Finding Faith While Healing From Childhood Abuse: A Podcast From Moody Radio Featuring Ashley Schmutzer

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“When you have even just one person that believes in you and says: ‘You can do this. Keep on going,’ … it makes all the difference.” – Ashley Schmutzer

How do we find God amidst the chaos of family relationships? How do we love Him and trust Him when our childhoods can be so raw, and we endured a lot of what no child should experience?… Read the rest →

My Child is Off to College, and I’m not Coping Well

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By Ashley Schmutzer, MA, LPC

staff_ashleyFor many parents, this time of year signifies a huge change in their family dynamics, as they have a young adult that is heading off to college. While this can be a very exciting time, it can also feel overwhelming to the parents as they try to figure out what their role is now in their child’s life, and what to do with the loss that they feel.… Read the rest →

Spotting the Warning Signs of Child Sexual Abuse (part 2)

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by Ashley Schmutzer, MA, LPC

What can one do if they suspect child sexual abuse? The best course of action is to talk to your child directly. But in doing this, make sure your child feels safe by creating a comfortable and appropriate atmosphere for the discussion.Read the rest →

Spotting the Warning Signs of Child Sexual Abuse (pt. 1)

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by Ashley Schmutzer, MA, LPC

One cannot turn on the television and watch the news today without hearing about one of the many scandals that have hit our society regarding sexual abuse. Penn State, Syracuse University, and The Citadel are all dealing with this.… Read the rest →