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.

Healing Help

Too often we're so engrossed in our own recovery, we can't focus on the pain of others. By opening up about our pain, however, we also become instruments of healing.

Recently someone commented on this blog, expressed appreciation for the words, and said they helped. The person referred to a blog entry by John Joseph.

I forwarded the comments to John, and I added these words: "And you are part of that person's healing." John was shocked (and grateful).

I know John fairly well and appreciate his insightful comments and his transparency. He's struggling, and he shares his deepest, most painful thoughts. I'm sure John didn't send the blogs with the idea that he'll be a healing instrument. He feels the need to speak about his pain and his insights.

That's when healing takes place. We learn from our experience and share the information. Others read our words and find help.

As we find healing and tell others,
they gain insight from our experiences.

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