Graphic Details

I have listened to many phone calls and read many emails and blogs regarding a child sexual abuse survivor’s story. All of them grab my heart; all of them torment me. All are a painful reconstruction of what happened to an innocent child. Some cover the abuse up with words…

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Flashbacks

We plug a movie into our DVD player. Within minutes there’s an unexpected, brutal rape scene. Our throat goes dry, our heart starts beating rapidly. We shut it off. For the remainder of our day we struggle to make our minds go blank, to think of something positive, to forget…

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A Neglected House

A child sexual abuse victim is much like a house that desperately needs repairs. Its foundation, like the soul of a child who has been abused, is cracking and crumbling. It is living on borrowed time. The House has no idea how badly it needs restoration, how it cries out…

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Happy Father’s Day……..Dad??

Every year on Father’s Day, along with thousands of other women I experience a sense of loss, knots in my stomach and an acute yearning. For what? For happy memories with a caring, loving, non abusive, protective father. Those of us who have experienced incest don’t have those happy memories….

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