Posts Tagged ‘ fear ’


Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: All Posts, Steps Toward Healing

by Bethany There I was, twenty-four years old and I’d never had a vaginal exam. I don’t like being touched in the first place, let alone being poked and prodded in my sacred areas. I had avoided the pap smear for years. Going to the doctor should be simple, right? I mean, all I had […]

Preparing to Heal from Sexual Abuse

Apr 19th, 2010 | By | Category: All Posts, Steps Toward Healing

by Christina Enevoldsen Does time heals all wounds?  I’ve heard many survivors of abuse try to soothe themselves by saying, “Soon, this will pass.” It does take time to heal—and lots of it. But time alone won’t repair the soul mutilation of abuse anymore than it will repair the destruction caused by an earthquake. Sexual […]

In the Quiet Place

Apr 6th, 2010 | By | Category: All Posts, Sharing Hope

by Bethany Today I was dealing with a lot of the preparation for my upcoming trail and found myself filled with an overwhelming anxiety. The kind where you shake from your core, and you don’t know whether to cry or scream. I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest. I got […]

My Story by Bethany

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: All Posts, Our Stories

My brother’s first memory was the adventure of crawling underneath the fence in our backyard to play with the neighbor’s dogs. I envy him. My first memory was of getting raped. I remember laying on the kitchen table with my open diaper covered in blood — an image that constantly repeats itself in my head. […]

My Story by Christina Enevoldsen

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: All Posts, Our Stories

I was afraid every day of my childhood. I don’t remember a time when it wasn’t a struggle. I struggled to fit in. I struggled to be good enough. I struggled to figure how to make people like me. Life was hard. I came from a family of four. My mom stayed home with my […]

How to Handle Disclosure of Sexual Abuse from a Child

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: All Posts, Articles

by Christina Enevoldsen Sexual abuse is one of the most traumatic events that can happen to a child.  The way their disclosure is handled can make a difference in whether the discloser is a continuation of their trauma or the first step in healing.  Though it is difficult to believe that someone could hurt a […]