Why it’s hard to believe us

Excellent thoughts from someone who has gone through it.

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Spend any time around those of us who are sexual trauma survivors, and you will hear account after account of how people — even our own families and loved ones — disbelieved usand sometimes went so far as to takeup the side of the predators, rapists, pedophiles, and abusers who perpetrated against us. It is such a common occurrence that, when I encounter the opposite, I am deeply moved. Once when I met parents who stood by their daughter even when others insisted she was just “crying rape”, I was so touched by their family’s story that I hugged them, thanked them profusely, and started crying!

TodayI read something that was linked to in the comments onone of my previous posts. It isan open letter from a pastor, a humble admission of his serious error, that says, among other things: “Though I never doubted that Jamin…

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3 responses to “Why it’s hard to believe us

  1. Thank you for posting this … it’s especially painful when professing Christians make a victim feel that “it can’t be that bad” … you then draw away from church … note, I said ‘church’ … I will never draw away from Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior who keeps me safe.

    • I am so sorry for what has happened. I pray that you will find a true church and enjoy the fellowship of the saints!

      • I want to clarify that even though I am not presently within a church I continue to pray and desire to be part of a body of true believers.
        I’ve tried to re-enter several churches over the past few years but don’t feel safe. This is a small community and semi-isolated so it’s not like I can travel to another community to meet with ‘true’ believers. For some reason the Lord has allowed these circumstances and I know that worldwide there are many like me. This causes me to pray for others who also desire a place of worship the Lord in unity.

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