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A Must read for those who have suffered sexual abuse.

To add, I would say altogether too many people might be victims. Remember, I speak as a catholic priest, privileged to have received the confidence of thousands.

I too have suffered that, particularly during my Youth; though Not of the Severe kind. By God’s Grace, it has not weighed down on me. I think one of the main reasons would have been my being on ‘Fire’ in my subject.

Having given some of my personal sharing, I would say Anna’s this article is, to repeat, A Must Read.

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Weakness vs. Strength - Our Side of Suicide

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Some abuse victims want as adults only to forget their past.  That is an entirely legitimate response, and their prerogative.

By contrast, a surprising number of us want to use our suffering to ease the suffering of others.  We want to make something purposeful – even beautiful – out of what was painful and ugly.  That is a lofty goal which may or may not be achievable [1].

In either case, a few things should be clear.

A Strong Spirit

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40: 29).

Those who somehow survive abuse – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect or domestic violence – have a strong spirit.  This is true no matter the scars we carry forward from abuse or the fears abuse bequeathed to us. We would not otherwise be…

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Hearty Kudos to Anna, the Tireless Crusader against this Abominable Issue, and for that who have expressed support through their comments.

Yes, Sexual Abuse, and that too Child Molestation, is Heinous thing.

And it is Absolutely Disgusting that some peoples and societies, instead of Sympathising and Rendering Support to the Victim, choose to Victimise the Same further.

And it is Sad that the Parents of the Abused choose to Shield, Hide and at times even Kill the victims, as they prefer that to the Perennial (Verbal) Abuse the Victim and the Family will have to face.

On the other hand, evil is NOT winning. Consider. Though a Great many such incidents are happening, there is also a Growing Outcry.

Though society is chock full of police who will not even bother to accept reports of crime to investigate, nor will try to find the culprits; to judges who care the LEAST to what is happening to the citizen., the Media, Individuals, and Powerful Individuals at that, and Organisations are taking up the Fight.

I go to the Extent of recommending the Withdrawal of Security to politicians, judges and officials, so that they may experience what is Sexual Abuse, being the Victim of Acid Throwing, Extreme Poverty, and such.

Let us not just Pray, but WORK for a Better World.


ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Pakistani children playing in the street, Author Hanzala Aslam (CC BY-SA 4.0 International)

WARNING:   Graphic Images

Incest, the least reported form of sexual abuse, exists worldwide.  Even when incest is disclosed to other family members, a family may want to keep the abuse secret from society at large, in the name of so called “honor”.  There can, also, be governmental reluctance to investigate matters considered of a highly personal nature.

This leaves victims without recourse.

Pakistan – Human Rights Violations

Pakistan is just one country where these factors come into play [1].  The UN estimates that 36% of girls and 29% of boys in Pakistan experience sexual abuse.  An estimated 90% of street children have been sexually abused [2].

The situation is complicated by the fact that women have so little power over their own lives, and so few options other than staying in an abusive marriage.  Mothers are, in effect…

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Tears in Heaven

Dear Anna has spoken about the Pain of the Sexually Abused, and their Healing.

God’s Love, His Plans, the Role of Forgiveness, and perhaps Time, all would play a Role in Healing, as would Positive People.


I want to add Quite a few things to this post; hence, If You are Interested, Please visit this again. 

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Street art by Nitzan Mintz, Jerusalem, Israel, Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/zeevveez/8765164478/, Author zeevveez https://www.flickr.com/people/29001414@N00 (CC Attribution 2.0 Generic)

I curled up on the couch a few nights ago, expecting to watch a good old-fashioned whodunit on television.

Unfortunately, I discovered too late that the corpse in the story belonged to a child molester. A woman sexually abused as a girl had killed him, in her effort to protect another child from abuse.

Suddenly the program was deadly serious — raising all too familiar issues of credibility, deception, violence, guilt, and justification.

The Lens of Abuse

Though this blog regularly deals with the topic of abuse, victims must strive not to view the world through that lens.

There are countless good things — and good people — in the world. Victims deserve better than to be robbed of those, in addition to having been battered and violated.

A Happy Face

There is a deep and pervasive sadness associated with abuse.  Our childhoods were stolen from us, our lives shattered.  We cannot pretend our abuse never occurred; cannot…

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