After all, as leaders in the We spend our lives spreading awareness about human trafficking and pornography, protecting children and families, and trying to pass legislation that will make a difference. So perhaps that is what I have to contribute to the conversation. If you make something [like this] viral, you have to be prepared to help people deal … I hope my example will shine as a light for others so they can see that there are are better days ahead.
It’s our job to instill values and teach safety while our kids are young–before peers and other influences get there first! Find a religious leader, a psychologist, or a licensed clinical social worker. Real recovery requires work, and there are plenty of professionals out there trained to help! I would be happy to help point you in the right direction. Don’t be afraid to find a good psychiatrist (different from a psychologist, who can talk to you but can’t prescribe meds) or to talk to your primary doctor about behavioral medicine. Look at it this way: If you were stuck in the bottom of a deep, muddy pit and kept slipping each time you tried to climb out, it might be helpful to have a foothold. It helps give you the balance required to start the real work of recovery. It’s better than sitting at the bottom of a muddy pit! Find a group and meet up with others who are traveling the same path.
Incidentally, because I was sexually abused at such a young age, there were many things in my life that I considered “normal” that actually weren’t. Many counseling centers offer online/anonymous services these days. You might be able to move on further down the road and ditch the meds. Many organizations offer a hotline or can provide a sponsor you can call anytime during your recovery. Many people worry that reaching out for help shows weakness, but actually the opposite is true.
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As parents, we sometimes underestimate our impact on the rising generation.We hesitate to approach topics like pornography, drugs, sex, coping with technology, setting limits, and other discussions that might upset our kids.
Actually, a friend shared the list with me because he suspected I might have a problem. It is important to remember that each individual’s reaction to trauma they’ve experienced is unique. And it takes courage to embark on a path to healing.The offense has to involve a third party before the court will even look at the case. Our kids are creating custom child porn for each other, and it’s considered to be just “normal” teen behavior. Teach them to treat others with kindness and respect.The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. The fact is, our children won’t know what’s “normal” and what’s not until we teach them. However, friends and family members might not have the tools required to make lasting changes.After all, what do “sexual harassment” and “sexual assault” entail? “It was a catchphrase to be used from survivor to survivor to let folks know that they were not alone …“[I was] trying to find a succinct way to show empathy …Although I have struggled to post in the #Me Too arena–typing and deleting, sitting with pounding heart and sweaty palms staring at the screen–I have attempted a few brief comments on social media over the past few weeks. But I’d like to think I’ve been changed for the better–that I’ve been sandblasted and refined into something crystalline and beautiful. I’ve learned to transform my anger into energy for good.