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This is a follow up to my previous Tiger Woods blog. Forgiveness is something we all need. Is that not true? I mean think about your worst transgression, now think about if everybody in America knew it. Know think about the person you are, and how you truly are not that worst trangression. You would not want anyone judging your entire life on your worst transgression. You are more than that. You are better than your worst flaw, your worst mistake. I think this needs to be said first.

Having acknowleged the above facts, I must continue that Tiger is not the beating board. It is the behavior in genreal that needs to be addressed, that needs to be talked about. Tiger’s greatest accomplishment yet may be to shed light on the fire that is burning the foundational thread of America. Family comes first! Betrayal of your wife, is betrayal of the family, your children. It can not be separated. More than ever, at any time in the history of this great country, family needs to be revered, respected, and put in the HERO column. I just saw on tv how certain endorsers of Tiger Woods, may or may not pull his contracts. I say it is time to stand up for the American family.Tiger Woods is not the issue.He may be the catylyst for a long overdue review of what we as Americans consider Heroes.

We cheer for our favorite sports stars. We buy shirts with their names on them.We cry out passionately at their success and wallow in despair at their defeat.I understand the thrill of the fan. I am one! But when was the last time you cheered for a loving and faithful husband or wife? When was the last time we bought and wore a shirt with the name of a fallen soldier or firefighter? Is it really all about money. I’m a capitalist. I believe in the American dream and the concept of capitalism as the best way to ensure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But I am beginning to think we are losing sight of who the real heroes are in this great country. And we certainly don’t take the media time to recognize them. No one should endorse Tiger Woods at this time. No company should wave away this transgression for the dollars they may earn. Tiger needs forgiveness if he is truly sorry. But that does not mean we reward that act with our dollars. Forgiveness is one thing, but continuing to portray him as someone to be admired is sheer blindness.

Again we are talking about children and family. No woman or man should be revered as a role model if they betray their family, their wife, their children. If Tiger is the man so worthy of our respect, he would not wait for his sponsors to drop him. He would withdraw himself. That does not mean he can not be forgiven, or turn his life around, but for the time being he should resign from endorsing any product. And any advertisers that decides to keep him is supporting this act of betrayal...at least for the time being.

We are not talking about Tiger, we are talking about all the children,small and grown who have suffered over the loss of family through infidelity and ultimate divorce. They will never be the same.They are changed forever. Our children deserve better. They deserve to have happy childhoods, at least where mom and dad love each other, are commited to each other,and willing to fight for the health and welfare of the family. The pain in our society because of divorce is staggering. The pain sufferred even well into adulthood is debilitating. It is time to recognize this pervasive problem and to talk about it. And it is well past time to stop admiring cheaters, no matter what else they do.

Karen Critcher

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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Dec 5, 2009
    • The fact is that we just dont own our mates.  The sooner we all as humans realize this the sooner relationships will solidify.  When you marry you promise to electively live with that person.  You do promise fidelity but its Elective.  Marriage is not ownership papers like a deed to a house or car.  Its not an Intitlement its an honor that another free spirited human being wants to promise to give his or her time. life . love electively to you.  

      Tiger May or may not have made a mistake with another woman.  But he is in the marriage electively and so is his wife.  She had many options rather than violence.  I can understand the feeling well being cheated on in my live thrice.  But I never resorted to violence.   She needs help and he needs to decide if he is electively going to be committed to his wife or not.  

      Children want happy parents.. either apart or together in order to be healthy.  If tiger stays in what appears to be an abusive relationship.  I dont think that is good for his children.  Time will tell.



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      Momsonmainstreet wrote Dec 5, 2009
    • You’ve got to be kidding me.
      Karen
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      Rkay1959 wrote Dec 6, 2009
    • Children are the one that pays for the parents stupidy.  I know because my grandchild is one of the children that are paying the price for becaue the mother feels she owns the child and no one has any rights except her.  He is 3 and scared to death of this woman and the courts do nothing.



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Dec 6, 2009
    • In some cases yes but I was a single mother and my children are better off for it.  My son thanks me for raising him to be free as my exes other children are controlled like robots under military rule.  

      What Im saying is that bad influence, violence of any kind is not good for the children.  

      Tiger needs to make some major decisions because his wife is abusive.  I can relate to her fears, and her anger but she struck out in anger and that is never good for their children,  Ive seen so many divorces in my business and I catch so many cheaters for court purposes.  

      Remember the other woman is denying the allegations and so is Tiger this could be totally innocent but Im worried about his wifes temper.

      Rkay, unfortunately children cant pick thier parents.  However I do believe if she is a bad parent eventually she will be caught.  So sorry your having to witness a child going through possessive parenting.



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Dec 6, 2009
    • Karen, after three divorces... I can certainly tell you that YOU have to make your childrens life secure, its nice to depend upon a mate if your married but make sure you have a back up plan because, your children will depend upon you should something happen.  

      Cheating men and women do hurt thier families and wives and the communities they live in but ultimately that is their free will choice to do so.  Free will as given by God and not even God controls free will.  

      This is what Im talking about.  You dont own your spouce.  Tiger has free will and his wife needs to decide to stay or leave him but at this point I think its all allegations and perhaps she is the one driving him away with her anger.



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      Momsonmainstreet wrote Dec 7, 2009
    • I can no longer comment.
      Karen
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      Mztracy wrote Dec 7, 2009
    • Our children deserve to be loved by their parents! Whether they be together or divorced we need to be the best parent we can be.

      My speculation - I do not believe violence was a factor in his marriage. Most likely she found out, went a bit nutty and threw the club at his car as he drove away causing the accident. She deserves to be pissed off. If it were me, the club would have hit my hubby not the car!  

      As for their marriage, it is their marriage and they need to decide whether to stay married or divorce, not the media. Personally I’d divorce him and move on.  

      No one knows or will know the truth behind any of this. The media is not always truthful...go figure. This is a media dream and they will milk it for all it is worth. Even if they lie, they can always retract.

      We need to stop giving all the attention to this. If people stop blogging about it and stop giving their opinions [speculation] the story will go away.



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      Momsonmainstreet wrote Dec 9, 2009
    • The Tiger Woods Story will fade away.But what will remain   is the continued acceptance of this behavior by so many in our society.It is no longer Taboo. What will also continue is the pain and suffering of so many children. We NEED to talk about this issue more. We need to stop praising men or women who cheat just because they Happen to be a sports or movie star. There needs to be more verbal, and financial disdain in the media. I believe there would be less of this
      if it were looked down upon instead of rewarded with another endorsement.
      Karen
      momsonmainstreet



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      Anonymous wrote Dec 9, 2009
    • that’s a man for ya



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      Tweety007 wrote Dec 9, 2009
    • you noticed he denied till the end, now there coming out of the woodwork !!



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