Sexual abuse is one of the few crimes that brings more shame to the one who is abused than to the one who did the abusing. It takes away a person’s sense of feeling innocent and pure.
It takes away self-respect. The person who is abused–the victim–usually doesn’t want to talk about what happened, so help is difficult to find. The hurt and struggles that continue in a person’s mind after someone is sexually abused are often as difficult to deal with as the original crime. Many victims feel alone, confused, depressed and sometimes as if they are going crazy.
If you have been sexually abused, or if you know someone struggling with this problem, this booklet is filled with hope and help. Some of the teachings you read will be difficult to believe and accept. To understand sexual abuse and to find healing from it is a painful process. But in reality, it is even more painful to refuse to admit that there is a problem.
Read a sample chapter here.