I continue with Part 2 of my journey of sharing. According to NAASCA, there are over 39 million survivors of sexual abuse in America. Chances are either you or someone close to you has experienced some form of childhood sexual abuse. Finding my voice took a long time, but there is hope and healing for anyone who has survived this trauma. I hope my testimony will give others insight and understanding. I pray it will help others to find their voice, as well.
How We Hurt, How We Heal
I met Shame in high school. That's when the memories came flooding back. I’m sure I had met him before, but I never knew his name.
Shame became a constant companion. When the memories continued their assault, Shame made me feel like the sexual abuse had been my fault. Shame kept my mouth shut, too embarrassed to talk about it. Made me feel like I should have known better.
Read more of my guest post at Tamar's Redemption…
Previous posts on this topic:
When Memories Haunt You —May 3, 2012
I Am A Survivor — Christy's Voice Part 1 — Tamar's Redemption Tuesdays
Shame On Me — December 7, 2010
If you struggle with shame there is a book you might be interested in reading:
"Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection" by Edward Welch