What You Should Stop Blaming Yourself For

The #MeToo movement helped usher in an age of empowered women — and a lot of men as well — united against sexual abuse… Amidst the growing visibility of this crucial issue, however, many survivors might still be living in the shadows as their harrowing accounts could potentially trigger difficult memories from their own ordeals… here are some things survivors of sexual abuse often mistakenly blame themselves for, but never should.

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Trusting Your Gut

Do you know that feeling you get when something is just not right? That strange feeling in your gut that you just can’t describe. I believe some ignore the feeling. I sure have...  

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Grooming

Grooming is not fast or immediate, it is a slow process of calculation, manipulation, and trust building on the part of the predator. Usually, the victim is not even aware he/she is the focal point of the grooming.

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It Gets Better

One of the most helpful things that has encouraged my healing process is my faith. I have really discovered how loved I am through reading the Bible and growing closer to God.

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One Simple Act

We have forgotten how to care about people other than ourselves and those close to us. We are taught to hate and fear those who are different than us. We are bombarded by the news and media telling us the other side is the enemy, do not trust them because if we let the other side win, our nation will be destroyed.

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The Impact of Believers

Larry Nassar was my doctor. But I did not see him as my abuser. After all, my mom had been in the room at every appointment, he was an Olympic doctor, he treated all of the great gymnasts, figure skaters, and dancers…I wanted to be just like them. Even if I had told people I was uncomfortable with some of the treatments would they have understood why they bothered me? Would they even believe me?

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