I have a favor to ask of my survivor/warrior friends out there (if you’re reading this, I’m talking to you!). I need your stories.
A couple years ago, I felt like I needed to write a book about healing from sexual abuse with a gospel perspective. I searched unsuccessfully for such a book, one I desperately needed when I began my healing process. It has been the hardest thing to write – mentally, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting.
After submitting it to a publisher, they have expressed interest in it, but would like perspectives from other survivors or perhaps people with a close relationship with someone who has been a victim of sexual abuse. Particularly of interest to me is a small bit of what happened, but with a focus on the healing aspect.
For instance, was there something that helped you to forgive? Do you have an experience with therapy that really helped? Is there a quote or talk from a church leader that meant something special to you? Did a friend, church leader, or family member say or do something that was really helpful when you needed extra support?
Please know that I will handle your story with care and gentleness. I know how difficult it can be to share these stories and I appreciate your willingness.
If you would like to share you story for this website, the book, or both (in whole or in part), please specify which or all you would like and I will honor your request. You can submit your story here. You can include your name or remain anonymous (however, if your story is selected for my book, I will need written permission from you to use your story at some point).
Thanks in advance and please let me know if you have any questions!