Grooming – How Do Sexual Predators Get Into Our Lives?


July 14, 2013 by sirkissa

great post from a healing blog.

Together We Heal

After posting my story of childhood sexual abuse, I was asked an important question by a concerned parent. How did this monster get into your life?

The answer is both simple and complex. The easy part is that they don’t have the appearance of a monster. They don’t look like some James Bond or Cartoon character villain, with beady eyes, horns coming out of their heads, or a big neon sign saying, “STAY AWAY, PEDOPHILE HERE!” Sadly, they almost always look like everyone one else. The gentle minister, the encouraging coach, the neighbor always willing to lend a hand or the family member who seems to be there just when you need them.

And this is where the complexity comes in. How do you distinguish genuine care from pure evil? While there are no set in stone answers, there are some clues to look for and ways to evaluate what…

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One thought on “Grooming – How Do Sexual Predators Get Into Our Lives?

  1. This is Dvaid Pittman, the author of the article you rebloged and I just wanted to thank you for doing so. The better educated parents and other adults are, the more
    Ikely our children will be protected from the pedophile, sexual predators. Thanks u for your hard work!

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