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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”.
In this day and age, there is no excuse for this level of ignorance.
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.
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.
It’s really hard to navigate the world when, over and over, your abuser can manage to control the story, and ensure that others side with him and against you.
If you really care about people, start encouraging them to go to qualified, trauma-trained counselors if they have experienced trauma and abuse.
A warning to those who think they can and should “investigate” allegations of child abuse.