It's never too late to begin the healing process from childhood sexual abuse. It's never too early to fall in love with the person God created you to be. Long ago someone made a choice to take away your innocence, but today that someone can't touch your freedom to heal.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Shattering the Message Bottled (Part 2)

“Did I have a message taped to my back that said, ‘Please, molest me!’? I’ve been molested more than once, by more than one person.”

Last week I posed this question: How would you respond to a survivor friend who asked the above question?

I wish I could wrap up a neat little answer for you and present it to you in an indestructible box. I can’t.

As I have known and loved over a dozen survivors through the past ten years, who have given me the honor of listening to their stories, I have learned that there are no easy answers. And I’ve learned that compassionate eyes that cry with them are more powerful than any of my words or answers.

But thanks for considering my question.

We help shatter the messages, survivors have bottled up inside them, by listening and by freeing ourselves of the desire to have answers. That’s one way we can love survivors well.

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