A Cry For Justice

Many victims find it hard to deal with fears that come up when they think about setting boundaries to distance themselves from their abusers. Here are some thoughts that might help. I’ve extracted them from an email conversation I had recently with a survivor, so I’m speaking to a survivor in the second person, addressing her as “you”.

Every spasm of guilt you feel for ‘selfishness’ is false guilt, inbuilt and habituated by YEARS of brainwashing from your church and your husband. The scripture take every thought captive to Christ might be useful here.  Share with and call upon Jesus to help you take each of those thoughts captive when they grip you, ask Him to help you deal with the lies and the false guilt: if you can make a decision to try to recognize and not get hooked in when those guilt spasms come, and pass each…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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