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    Scrapbooking, animal rescue, early education, my children, reading, bible studies (especially Beth Moore) arts and crafts.

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  1. We have many similarities. I am very involved with church, scrapbooking, crocheting, reading and I am an early education teacher with a special interest in special needs field. I have come to realize in the past few months that the business has shielded my pain and memories. The busier I stay, the less pain I feel. Welcome!
  2. I understand your fear. I have only told one person all the details of my story and that was the detective that I spoke with a few weeks back. That being after 21 years of keeping silent. I'm scared of sharing my story, but not as much with fellow survivors or victims, but with family, friends, especially my dad. I guess I'm going to have to muster up the courage to post my story soon.
  3. Welcome! I feel the same way that you do. I do not know where to begin.....I feel ashamed b/c I waited so long to face my issues....etc. But I am here for the same reasons as you. I look forward to getting to knowing you better and healing along with you and the other.s
  4. I love Joyce Meyer and her book Beauty for Ashes. I read it often along with Beth Moore's Breaking Free. I am new to AS as well and I will lift you up each day in my prayers.
  5. Welcome Sherry! I am so proud of you for taking that first step to call your therapist. That was difficult for me to do as well. It was one thing for me to tell my PCM that I was depressed and having her give me anti-depressants, but it wasn't enough. I've only been in therapy for the past 5 weeks and God has blessed me already. Although I haven't shared my full story with her yet, it gets easier as you attend more sessions. The more comfortable you feel with them, the more you will begin to open up and head for the journey of healing (at least, that's what I'm told
  6. Welcome Marie. I understand how you feel. I'm new as well and haven't shared any of my story except for the fact it happened 21 years ago and I finally broke my silence and went to law enforcement a few weeks ago about it. I also am not sure what to discuss just yet. For one, I have to be questioned by the D.A., etc and wait to see if charges are going to be pressed. Then I believe I can open up more...but in time when I'm ready. My abuser was also not a stranger. It was my uncle. I feel like I had two abusers in a way though because the person I kept running too for help kept tellin
  7. Welcome Faith! I am so sorry for your loss......I am new to the board also. Please know I will be lifting you up each day in prayer.
  8. Hi Bethanne. I too am new to the forums and it was suggested by my therapist as well to find a place to feel safe with others who know my pain......our pain. Looking forward to getting to know you and I do believe together we can help each other heal.
  9. I am new to the board and just found it the other day. I just wanted to introduce myself and not feel like a lurker. I have never been a part of any support group so I am looking forward to being with those who understand me for who I am. Just a brief summary of my story......I was 14 when my assault occurred and finally, after 21 years, reported it last week to the authorities. So I wouldn't label myself as a survivor really. I am at the beginning stages of an entirely new challenge of what my assaulter did to me. I'm thankful for finding this forum.
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