Victory in Christ Ensemble is quite interested in feedback from our members. As a ministry of sexual healing, VICE hopes to facilitate your “out of the box” discussions and debates within your family, church, locker room, boarding school, college fraternity, juvenile facility, or prison, etc. Unlike many religious zealots, VICE dares not to stone anyone for his or her past sexual mistakes. Instead, like Christ, we simply admonish you to go and sin no more. We believe this book can positively change how we Americans deal with human sexuality. Here in the relatively anonymity of cyberspace, perhaps, some of you will share how this textbook or website had affected your life. Certainly, such a testimony can bless others to “bend the spoon” and to take up their bed and walk. To protect your privacy, we ask that you use a pseudonym and follow the textbook’s instructions regarding our sexual survey. At its discretion, VICE may reassign Biblical names like Matthew, Mark, Luke or John to male testimonials. Similarly, we may use Eve, Esther, Elizabeth, or Mary for testimonies from female members. VICE also may publish a few prototypes of our own, thus, further obscuring your identity. Please look forward to our second textbook focusing upon the father daughter dyad. Ladies, fasten your seatbelts, and GOD bless you too!
I am in my 60’s and just read your book. Wow! I went to a Catholic school where I was taught that masturbation would cause hair to grow in the palm of my hand. I kid you not! Your book is long overdue and I hope it will bless teenagers everywhere!
John in PA
I am a single mom and a pastor; so I don’t agree with your chapter on “Gender is a Moral Issue”. But my reason for writing is that I have a gay son who came out when he was thirteen. After reading your book, he shared some things with me from childhood I never knew. Now at 19, he is even questioning his homosexual identity and I ask that you pray for God to save him. I plan to use your book in my church because it cuts right through the shame and addresses “guy stuff” women just can’t understand.
Esther in FL
I wanted to go to college to become a teacher or even a principal. But, I got pregnant and had my baby before I graduated. At the time, I thought my baby’s daddy might go to the NBA and take care of me and my baby. People at my church judge and look down on me rather than trying to help. But I gain strength from reading my Bible and from what you said about guys and God. Even with my baby, I can have victory in Christ. Maybe next year, I can go to college and teach some girls not to make the same mistake I did and even find a nice boyfriend like Junior.
Gloria in GA
I live in New Orleans but my sister over in Jackson told me to read your book. I wasn’t interested until she said it could be a business opportunity. So, I did and she helped me pay for my first order. Now, I’m running my own business, working full-time, taking care of my kids, and giving back to my community. As a convicted felon, I just want to say thanks A.J. for your Not Guilty Program and I definitely encourage folks to look at a simple business model that works. Instead of giving a brother a fish like some charities, VICE teaches him how to fish – true dat! I paid my sister back and I’m waiting for your next book to come out.
Mark in LA
I am in my late 20’s and just read parts of your book about Junior. I think this Army Dad stepped way over the line and should go to jail. As a coach, I believe you created a fictional father and son since none of my homeboys ever would be that honest about what they did back in the day. Yet, you pushed the right buttons to show how men and boys need to keep it real when talking about sexual molestation. This stuff in your book really happens so Junior, not his Dad, is the real hero.
Fred in SC
You are weird...but in a good way! I hope you don't mind me saying that but I never had a dad, uncle, or football coach as open and honest as you about sex. Wow! I'm in my early thirties and I read your book almost six months ago. The funny thing about it is that I wasn't going to write you at all. But I keep reading parts of your book over and over again and it's getting to me. It makes me think a lot about my childhood experiences and how I may need to get professional help connecting the dots. I mean, I think of myself as a good dad. But I know I never could be as open as Junior's dad in the book. I'm married and I have two daughters and three sons, not all by the same mother. Yet, two of my boys are at that age when boys think about sex a lot. The things you said in your book made me wonder if I should talk to my two oldest boys more openly about masturbation and sex. My dad never married my mom and he lived in a different state when I was growing up. We talked on the phone every once in a while, but he never saw me play football or spent time with us during Christmas, birthdays, Thanksgiving or other holidays. What made me write you is that story about the basketball team. I won't say where I live but we did the same thing when our football team went out of town. So, Mr. Robinson, I could not believe how almost everything you said about the jock's creed was the exact same thing our coaches told our football team in the locker room. Looking back, I see how I was seduced in 9th grade by one of my teachers. It never even came across my mind until I read your book. I wouldn't call it child molestation since I was old enough to know what was going on. Like I said, me and my teammates already were messing around anyway. But I liked the attention and the nice things this man did for me. We had sex only a few times and I hated myself after we did it. But I never told and I still kept meeting him and messing around for almost two years. I didn't have a dad so maybe I was looking for a father figure? Now that my oldest son is playing high school sports, I wonder if he and his basketball or track teammates are messing around. He doesn't even live with me but my guess is, Hell yeah! So, your book makes me wonder if I should try to spend more time with him. My wife has met him but she doesn't like the idea of making him a part of "our" family. Like I said, I was not even going to write but your book made me realize I might need therapy or professional help. I'm not at all a religious man like you. But I still hope you will pray for me and my family. Who knows, I might even write you again with an update. Even if I don't, still I think more men should really talk to their sons and to one another about what you call guy stuff. Your book can help many of us dads to become better fathers. Thanks!
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