The stories published here are difficult to read. They are heartbreaking and explicit – not only because of the abuse itself, but because of the devastated life the writer must live with.
Though painful to read, these eye-opening accounts show how sexual abuse takes place, the effects it has on a child, and what must be done to stop it.
Many writers tell of lifelong struggles with misdirected guilt. They feel dirty and ashamed. They reveal feelings of dejection at their parents and churches who doubted their stories, and failed to protect them or provide them with love and counsel after the abuse.
With these reports, you will find a letter from a young woman whose father abused her friend as a child. She wrote us specifically to demonstrate how child abuse harms not only the victim and their family, but also the family of the abuser.
Please read these stories. An untold amount of bravery and risk is on display here. Read them; learn from them; pray for them; and pray how God can use you in the lives of those around you.