When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

Note: If you’ve been sexually abused, this post could trigger you. Please read with care. You are told as a child that adults are there to protect you. From the moment you begin exploring the world, you hear, “Give Granddaddy a hug.” “Go to the...
Being Abused Is Not All About Bruises And Broken Bones

Being Abused Is Not All About Bruises And Broken Bones

Debbie sat, quietly crying in my office. “I don’t think I should have left. The boys miss him. They blame me for the divorce.” She had been the wife of a very popular and well-liked coach. And a victim of constant, pounding verbal and emotional...
How To Cope When Your Sexual Abuse “Never Happened”

How To Cope When Your Sexual Abuse “Never Happened”

Being sexually abused does horrific damage. When you resist, after your father has raped you almost daily since the age of eight, and he pulls a gun on you, you crumble. You are a thing to him. Not a daughter. When you are studying with a guy and supposed friend in...
Why Tell Anyone If You Were Abused As A Child? Six Reasons.

Why Tell Anyone If You Were Abused As A Child? Six Reasons.

There are some stories I hear as a therapist I would never repeat. Not only because of confidentiality. Because I don’t want someone else, who has not been listening and learning for 20 years, to have to cope with the horror of how parents can abuse their...
A Healing Choice The Duggars Could Have Made

A Healing Choice The Duggars Could Have Made

Many families have secrets. The Duggars are among them. Whether or not you follow them zealously, ignore them, or actively disagree with their way of life, the now known fact that the eldest son, Josh, sexually abused three of his younger sisters and two other girls...