Dear Hope: I’ve Been Raped

By Gwendolyn Young Dear Hope: What would you say to a girl who has been raped and doesn’t feel like she could ever be whole again? — Torn on the Inside Dear Torn on the Inside: Wow! I must admit this question startled me initially, because I wasn’t expecting something so sensitive.  First, let me thank you for being courageous enough to ask the question.  … Continue reading Dear Hope: I’ve Been Raped

Dear Hope: My Parents Don’t Approve of My Friends

By Gwendolyn Young Dear Hope: My parents don’t approve of my friends. What can I do to make them see that my friends are not bad people?  —  Anonymous Dear Anonymous: This is something that almost every teen goes through at one time or another. First, you may want to look at it from your parent’s perspective. Maybe they see something you don’t. Try having … Continue reading Dear Hope: My Parents Don’t Approve of My Friends