"We know from both the literature and from experience that trauma and abuse violate every aspect of the child—their world, their self, their future and their faith. A child is, by definition, in process. Children are vulnerable, dependent and easily influenced. We believe good nutrition is important for our children because what they consume will affect their bodies, not only now but also when they are adults. Raising children in an environment of love, truth, wisdom and patience shapes their characters. Raising children in an environment of fear, evil, deceit and pain shapes their characters as well. The effects of ongoing sexual abuse on the life of a child and on their adult future are, needless to say, profound."