Excerpts From the Book
Excerpts from Laura Strobel’s controversial expose’ Accountability:
Aurora’s harried trying to finish the task because her family has been waiting restlessly for hours and they want to go home. The boys argue. A ruckus ensues. William’s imposing voice booms as her husband leans down to slap her toddler.As the child springs forward an electric jolt and gush of heat like fireworks of red explode in Aurora’s head.
“Mr. Sabel, let me explain,” Sergeant Rafferty said gravely. “Your behavior toward your child as a disciplinarian is not in question here. The altercation between you and your wife though, is. Unfortunately, in scenarios like this -”
“But -” Aurora pleads, “this is not what you think-”
“Sir, this doesn’t seem right," Officer Manning stated. "There’s no threat here. Why are we doing this?”
“Listen kid, with the national news of the O.J. Simpson trial, it’s the law now.”
Arriving at the county facility, Aurora is standing in the last place on earth that she ever expected to be.
Sighing with an air of resolution, the state-appointed counselor said, “After a thorough assessment of your case, I believe it best for you to attend the full twenty-six-week course.”
Through a series of events, this (fairly) mild-mannered, middle class homemaker with no prior issues with domestic disharmony was now committed to a program for domestic violence prevention.
“At first I couldn’t relate to any of the content in the sessions. But then I found solid relevance in Mr. Thera's lectures on how each individual must be accountable for their own actions."
The Personal Bill of Rights:
I have the right to be uniquely myself.
I have the right to be treated with respect.
I have the right to be happy.