"Butterflies are free and that's what we strive to be... free of the past, free of the pain, free of the guilt, free of the burdens that we grew up with, free from living in the darkness and fear.
Butterflies are for hope, not for staying stuck in the darkness. Butterflies are for encouraging each other, supporting each other. Butterflies are for us: the Survivors... the ones who've caught sight of the light and are living in it. Butterflies are for flying free of the past."
It wasn't your fault...
Song Lyrics, Poems, & Prose
I Hope You Dance
The Warrior is a Child
If I Could
Is Anything Too Hard For God?
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Websites for Survivors
Healthysex.com - a place where survivors can safely learn about their bodies and the difference between healthy and unhealthy sex
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Articles from Magazines & Journals
Child Abuse, Sexual and Emotional
What sexual abuse is and how it may affect children
Child Sexual Abuse
The behavior of sexually abused children
Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
What to say and do if a child confides in you about being abused
Mapping your stages of healing from childhood abuse
For survivors - the stages of healing
Incest: the hurt ... the shame ... the healing
A personal story from a survivor of incest
"There is nothing in this world that can replace what my father took from me, yet, I will spend the rest of my life searching for it."
- Deneane Thomsen
"People are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into the wound to discover what your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin."
- Tori Amos