To Heal from Emotional Damage Know what the Damage Was

The biggest obstacles in my way were avoiding looking at how I used by others, how I was objectified and not considered to be equally human, and how I was failed by others. By avoiding looking at the truth about that, I was able to excuse the damage they caused. I excused them because I had to. As a child, survival is of the utmost importance and if we start complaining about the people who are failing us, but are also in charge of our welfare, it is a pretty sure fact that we are not going to survive.

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Sexual Abuse at the Hands of a Youth Pastor by Shanyn Silinski

Last year, looking for some closure, I reached out to my old pastor. My old betrayer who would rather be friends with my parents than be a shepherd to a lost lamb. They got to him first. They always impressed him with their style and whatever it was and do you think this man would call me back? Respond to an email? Acknowledge a prayer request? Another cry ignored.

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Controlling Parents and the Questions Abusers Ask

The post “Psychological, Physical and Sexual Abuse Why Questions” generated a lot of interest, so I decided to do a follow up post asking the questions that controlling and abusive people ask us.  The response on the Emerging from Broken facebook page was huge. These types of statements that controllers and abusers use are designed … Continue reading "Controlling Parents and the Questions Abusers Ask"

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