Sexual Harassment and the Truth about Freezing in Fear

  I was fifteen or sixteen when I worked in that Real Estate office as a receptionist on the weekends. I answered the phones, and typed offers for the salesmen.  My mother’s disgusting boyfriend got me the job. That should have been the first red flag. There was this one chubby salesman named Ron who … Continue reading "Sexual Harassment and the Truth about Freezing in Fear"

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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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You Reap What You Sow ~ What about Child Abuse

Did I sow the seeds of deserving abuse? Did I do something to bring that on myself? Was I sexually abused because I had “sown bad seed?” Was I neglected because I had not sown the right seeds? I believed that I deserved the strap that I endured many times; I was told that I deserved it. I was literally brainwashed to accept that I had brought all abuse on myself. And I certainly believed that I did. You reap what you sow.

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The Power of the Lie is Fear by Pam Witzemann

Living according to those lies brought me a life of abuse and self abuse. I knew no truth and those lies, compounded by the lies of other abusers in my life, brought me very near to death. By the age of 19, I was shattered, sick of mind, spirit, and my body was emaciated and broken. I found myself at the bottom of a metaphorical deep well with no hope and nothing to grasp hold of to pull myself out

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