You do not need specific and/or graphic details to support a survivor. It is, in fact, extremely harmful to the survivor and could even indicate something very toxic about you. Some professionals refer to it as “verbal porn”.
If we wish to help offenders, we MUST offer them only quality, best practice information and resources.
In this day and age, there is no excuse for this level of ignorance.
Watch your tongue and mind your typing or texting fingers.
Don’t fall prey to people who assume that children will be better off shipped out of the home. Even if a parent is abusive, that parent needs to be the one who goes, not the child.
We are well aware that we are likely to have those in attendance who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
Because of that, we always try to make even our general public events be survivor friendly in a variety of ways.
Sometimes people are uncertain about specifics of reporting. It’s important that we direct those seeking help to the actual laws of their State, while encouraging everyone to be a moral reporter.
We don’t own others, and we sure don’t own the right to their sexuality and bodies. Show respect.
Somehow the preachers found out. My parents were informed.
They set about to “protect” me by treating me as a prisoner virtually.
HE wasn’t treated like the prisoner. I was.
No matter how low you feel about what you’ve done, nobody should use your story for sexual gratification. You do NOT need to relive every detail in order to successfully turn from your sin, and find forgiveness.