Webster defines incest as “sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry legally.” It is a simple, almost clinical description that does not in any way imply trauma or abuse. The all-encompassing and often unspoken reality is much broader. Anyone in a position of power who coerces a person of lesser power into any sort of boundary violation dealing with their sexuality, either emotionally, mentally, or physically, is a sexual abuse perpetrator
Did you not know that you can empower yourself? Did you not know there are 60 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States alone? That is one of the reasons why you are not alone. The other is God placing his hand in yours as you begin your story.
The best years of your life are in front of you……………..once you enter the Bridge of Recovery and work the REPAIR program. That program took me from being with my third abuser, filled with despair, suicidal and living part time in a women’s shelter to being the happiest person I know. My motto afterward was, “If I’d have known life was going to turn out this good I would have started it sooner.”
The Bridge of Recovery