As I’ve thought about healing and why it’s so difficult, I’ve come up with a few ideas.
First, we need to realize that sexuality involves our total selves—mind, body, emotions, and spirit. God created us that way, and sexuality is a powerful force in our lives for good or for evil.
Second, our abuse took place in secret, and it happened when we were young and innocent. We lived with our hidden anguish for years. I turned 51 before memories flooded over me and forced me to learn to struggle with my painful childhood.
I wish I were totally free, and the best I can say is, “I’m almost healed.”
Murder victims feel no pain;
abuse survivors feel pain for the rest of their lives.