My older kids have a fanciful imagination when it comes to serial killers. My wife, who is very scientific, has very frank conversations with them about who some of the most notorious ones have been, what drives their behaviors, and how to behave should you come face to face with one. I on the other hand, notwithstanding my love for such shows as Criminal Minds and Dexter, tend to avoid such talk, lofting in an attempt at reassurance of safety in the form of "Jesus will protect you."
The strongest people I know have endured unimaginable horrors. They are strong in spite of these wounds, and they are strong in the faith because of these wounds, for they have been sifted down to a deep and abiding faith in a God who is always with us and who will render ultimate justice in the end.