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Saturday, 16 August 2008
The Enemy Between My Legs by Stephanie L. Jones -- A Review
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In a perfect world, no child should have to suffer the pain of sexual abuse.  Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect; one of every three females and one of every five males has been a victim of childhood sexual abuse.  Often this abuse is at the hands of the very people responsible for a child's safety--parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. 

Stephanie L. Jones was herself a victim of childhood sexual abuse.  In her book, The Enemy Between My Legs, Ms. Jones relates her story.  She then continues on to share details of what occurs in the aftermath of such abuse.  In a no-nonsense language, Stephanie Jones details the varied reactions of those who were victimized.  She tells readers how they can help keep their own children safe. 

Finally, Ms.  Jones shares with readers how she overcame the pain of her early abuse, and was able to forgive those who violated her.  She shares how her love of God has enabled her to move past the pain and learn to love herself.

What struck me the most about this book is the no-nonsense way in which Stephanie L. Jones reveals some surprising reasons why some children don't tell when they are being abused.  Unlike many books that portray child molestors as the dirty old man down the street, Ms. Jones tells how some molestors are children themselves.  She points out the stark realities without malice or blame. 

When you finish The Enemy Between My Legs you will view those around you with a different outlook.  You will more easily recognize a child who needs help and, for those who have been victimized, you will feel a new hope within that your soul can be healed.  This is a must-read for anyone who has a child in their life.

For more information on The Enemy Between My Legs, or to purchase a copy, visit

Posted by joyceanthony at 3:03 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 16 August 2008 3:07 AM EDT
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Saturday, 16 August 2008 - 8:08 AM EDT

Name: "Ron Berry"
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It's good to see more books coming out by survivors. She hits two important keys to survival, the love of God and the hardest part, the love of self. This is a book I want to read because she talks about children themselves being abusers. That was a surprise. That most abuse is within the family is all too true. Maybe with more awareness, more abused victims will speak out.

 Being able to forgive a person's abuser is theraputic but very difficult to do. This book sounds like it could bring hope to others that have been victims of abuse.

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