A Pinterest World

2018 was the year I discovered Pinterest. Preparing for a baby shower, a bridal shower, Sunday school activities and landscaping our yard made me addicted to Pinterest. So much so that just before our grandaughter’s baby shower, my friend Debbie told me, “Laila, get off Pinterest”. Looking at Pinterest pictures gives the impression that the […]

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Best Thanksgiving Ever Ministering to Iraqi Refugees

We walked through a rough unpaved road on the way to our first visit to invite Iraqi refugees to attend Not Guilty’s four-day training to children, parents, young men, young women and caregivers. We divided ourselves into three teams. Marka, where we were staying, is a very poor area of Jordan where most of the […]


There Are Success Stories In Abuse.
7 Steps for Success

Today a couple came from the USA to counsel with me about their 6-year-old daughter. The mother had attended with me last year, the parents session on how to protect our kids against sexual abuse. She bought the girl’s book, and read it several times with her daughter. This past month, her 6-year-old daughter was […]


Don’t Lose Control
What do we as parents if our child has been sexually abused?

The greatest fear we might have is what if sexual abuse actually happens to my child? This is the biggest fear of all. Seeing your child in pain and unhappy and not being able to do anything about it. As President for Not Guilty I have counseled many traumatized parents and abused children and adults […]