Learning to Love My Children After Abuse

A Cry For Justice

I did not grow up feeling loved, validated or cherished by my mother. It is difficult for me to pour these words out because I desire to honor her. She died in 1998, along with my father in a car accident. I believe, with all my heart, that my mother did the very best she could. She had deep wounds, herself, and could barely manage to give any of her daughters what they so desperately needed . . . we needed her attention, her love and (more than anything), for her to be able to handle our negative emotions and help us navigate through life. By the time I was 11, I no longer wanted to live. I ached for her to see me. She was distracted by her own fears and struggles. I understand that, now. But, oh! What a difference her love would have been to all of…

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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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