Pained

“A life lived in constant pain, suppressing hurts and misinterpreted shame is no life lived at all!” (LHR)   I hurt for you! I cry for you! My heart breaks and bleeds for you!   I wonder, how many people have died taking with them secrets that drove them to an early grave? Secrets that […]

I STILL STRUGGLE…

“I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.” – Joyce Meyer Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Self-Esteem as having respect for yourself and your abilities. The definition of Respect – a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important etc, or feeling or […]

I Wonder…

‘My father died not knowing his daughters were sexually abused as children’. I often wonder, had my dad known I/we were sexually violated, how different would my/our life’s be? Dad passed on April 2, 2017, and I’m unsure as to why I’ve been plagued with all these ‘I wonder’ questions since.  It pains me to my […]

Intervene…

Sexually abused children who aren’t believed or don’t receive help are more likely to have long-term problems with: *Trusting themselves and others *Self-confidence (due to unresolved guilt/shame) *Mild to serious mental health problems *Romantic/sexual relationships as an adolescent and adult *Increased vulnerability to future social trauma… Yet so many are still of the belief that […]