I hurt for a long time because of childhood sexual abuse. Now I want to provide a safe place for hurting men to connect with other survivors of sexual abuse. Talk to us. You don't have to use your real name to share your experiences or ask questions.

There Is Nothing Wrong with Us

"There is nothing wrong with us; something wrong was done to us."

I don't remember where I read those words, but they have stayed with me.

Like a lot of other men, I felt I was defective or flawed. I didn't think much about God because I thought God only liked good people, and I certainly didn't qualify. I felt ashamed; I felt worthless.

"There is nothing wrong with me; something wrong was done to me." That's how I say it now.


Anonymous said...

I've always had a memory.
It didn't seem wrong.
Now I know it was, and I see how it affected me.

Cecil Murphey said...

Thank you, anonymous, for those 3 sentences. In a short space you've said a great deal.
Before I faced my abuse, my memories (and there were few) was that I lived a normal childhood. BUT I had one memory of wanting to kill myself at age 11. That didn't make sense to me. Now I understand.

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