A courageous look at a personal hell. The generosity of DHaenes treatment of all his subjects is profoundly moving. --Herman Goodden, The London Free Press, January 24, 2002 A very well written memoir filled with a … see full wiki
Father's Touch is very moving. I never knew that the legal system in Canada was so fallible. The truth can be distorted and facts can be omitted so egregiously. Justice is not always carried out adequately as a result. Failure to report the sexual abuse of children is a crime in itself no matter who is aware of it. Memories of child abuse will never fade for the victims. There is the natural tendency for the victims of sexual abuse to also repress the pain of sexual abuse which is wrong. The inclination of the victims to become confused about their sexual orientation as young adults is clear in this memoir. Years of therapy and journal writing helped the author to acknowledge and uncover the pain. This eventually put him on the path toward healing. These efforts gave the author the ability to give and receive love from other people. Father's Touch is a courageous and honest reminder that the scars from sexual abuse can heal through time and personal effort.