Saved from an Abusive Marriage

By Joy S M In 1993, my dream of getting married and having my own family came true. I was so happy to be married to a man who shared my spiritual beliefs, and in my mind I had no doubt that we would have a beautiful family strongly anchored in Christ. I was so happy; my joy was full. However, this lasted only three years.  Our son was about a year old and my husband started going to college. Besides his small, unsuccessful business, he didn’t have any other job and so I was the main pr...
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Why Me?

Nathan R. When I was six years old my babysitter abused me for several months. I didn’t know why it happening to me. I have asked myself that for a long time now. “Why me?”  Why when I hadn’t hurt anyone. I didn’t even know what was happening. It wasn’t fair. I didn’t know how to handle it. I realized what had happened wasn’t normal. It did not happen to everyone. I asked them and they had no idea what was going on, it was only happening to me. It made me weird, or at least different. I fe...
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How Can We Recover From Abuse?

By Amber D. It was early on a Monday morning. I was getting my children ready for school. My six year old daughter came up to me to get her hair done and out come the words that would forever change our family. "Mom, the babysitter is inappropriate when he babysits." I was in shock. What do you even say to that? I am afraid I may not have had my finest parenting moment just then. The answers to the questions I asked were very wishy-washy. It seemed like I couldn't get a straight answer. I did...
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How Can I Overcome the Effects of Sexual Abuse?

Name Withheld I was sexually abused for two years as a very young child.  Because of this I suffered many years with feelings of loneliness and worthlessness.  I had an eight year struggle with an eating disorder.  I was bulimic and anorexic.  If I look thin, I thought, like this gorgeous, famous person, I will be truly happy, and I will love myself.  But those thoughts were lies that haunted and taunted me.  It was addicting and it consumed me.  I thought there was no way out.  I needed to f...
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