You are worthy of love and peace

You are worthy of love and peace Today I walked in honor of my wife and daughter. As a child my wife had been sexually abused by a sibling multiple times, and almost committed suicide because of it. My daughter was date raped by her boyfriend. They both are so strong...

Raped and Scared

Raped and Scared I was raped when I was 5 years old. I know how people feel when they say they are too scared to talk about it. I was sleeping and my older brother was right next to me, and he told me not to say anything to my mother, but I did tell my mother. When I...

Whipped and worked in Indiana

Whipped and worked in Indiana I was one of six kids growing up in Indiana in the ’70s and early ’80s. My parents were extremely devout Missouri Synod Lutherans and were convinced that almost everything us kids did aside from praying, chores, sleeping or...

I may fall, but I’ll always get back up

I may fall, but I’ll always get back up With the hell I’ve lived through, nothing could stop me from chasing my dreams. 45 – 105 years without the possibility of parole was my Dad’s sentence for what he did to me and my brother until I was 10 years old. He...

Traumatized During Early Development

Traumatized During Early Development I remember at an early age my parents fought and my father was always hollering, yelling, swearing, and complaining. My mother decided she had enough and rebelled. She took me and went with a married man for a weekend in a hotel....

Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up I’m currently in grad school for human services and had to choose a topic of a social problem – I chose child abuse and actually came across this website from doing research. I wanted to share my story, but it might be too long to write. Long...