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, June 22, 2012

No Matter the Verdict

Copyright Rise And Shine Movement 2012
As the defense rested its case, final arguments were made, and the jury began deliberations in the Sandusky trial this week, my thoughts drifted toward the millions of survivors who are waiting for the verdict.

For them, this is more than just a trial of a public figure affiliated with a renowned university. It’s more than a top story on the evening news. 

It’s personal. Deeply personal.

At, we teach adults to listen, to believe, and to take action when a child discloses abuse.

And in survivors' hearts all across the nation and the world they wonder: Were the witnesses for the prosecution listened to? Believed? Although the justice system has taken action, will justice be served?

I don’t know. The jury is still out.

But no matter the verdict, I pray survivors keep telling . . . until someone listens, until someone believes, until someone takes action.

Children are worthy of protection. Survivors are worthy of being heard.

1 comment:

  1. The survivors were listen to, believed, and our justice system took action. But please remember, the survivors still need our prayers as they continue their lifelong healing process. It is not over for them, but they do have a new beginning. We humbly thank them for their courage.


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