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THERE’S SOMETHING YOUR SON NEEDS TO TELL YOU by Vernon Ennels Jr

THERE’S SOMETHING YOUR SON NEEDS TO TELL YOU

An open letter about sexual abuse, masculinity, and secrecy in the church

by Vernon Ennels Jr

Pages: 140

Dimensions: 5 x 8

Category
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - Abuse - Child Abuse
  • RELIGION - Christian Church - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545665190

Price : $13.49





Type : Hardcover

ISBN : 9781545665206

Price : $21.99



Honest, raw, and completely vulnerable, There’s Something Your Son Needs to Tell You acts as an open letter that encourages other young men to step forward and share their stories about sexual abuse in hopes that we will save our little boys. At least one and six men have been sexually abused.  And many of them are afraid and ashamed to talk about it. This fear is heightened in the black male community where a stigma persists around sexual abuse and sexual identity that reflects a homophobic and hypermasculine society. While many victims turn to religion to cope with their trauma, many religious organizations have either perpetuated the abuse or swept it under the rug. This book uses one experience to shed light on an ongoing issue and inspires others to take immediate action. 


Born
and raised in Baltimore Maryland, Vernon Ennels Jr. began serving his
community at age 16 when he was ordained as a deacon. He also served
as the Church Administrator for over (20) years and assisting
in implementing the vision of the church, while also ensuring excellence in
the operations. Inspired by community activism, he became the founder of
JR Executives, a youth leadership organization based in Arizona. And
he has worked for nearly two decades as a project manager focusing on
energy conservation in government, private, and public markets. As a
father to a young son and a mentor to youths, Ennels’ mission is to
encourage discourse around childhood trauma, mental illness, and
spirituality.

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