What is the hidden secret that keeps many people from fulfilling their destiny? Sexual abuse when they were children. This abuse often enters their lives at the age of 3-5 years old, usually at the hands of someone who is supposed to love and protect them. When a child is abused at such a young age by a person who is supposed to be their safe space – maybe a father, brother, uncle, or even a pastor – love gets twisted with abuse. They're used and defiled in the wrong way. But as it's happening, they're being told, "This is our little secret. You know you're my special girl, you're my special boy. No one would understand." So they keep the secret because they don't know any better. They don't have the tools that we learn as we get older or the freedom in knowing we can say something or get out of that situation. A child's mind, in that moment, has entered a battle they aren't equipped to fight. And this happens again and again. We know that in America it affects 1 out of 3 little girls and 1 out of 5 little boys. Then add in pornography. Elizabeth Fisher Good says the sheer number of children being groomed and consumed in our world tells us we have to change everything…. and there's an awakening that has to happen. She joined us with counsel and encouragement for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.