My Sexual Abuse Story and How I Forgave My Abuser

I share this amazing story from a brave soul. Please visit this amazing blogger’s website and see her story unfold. Here blog is here: https://happy-thinks.com

Today’s topic is a rather heavy one. But sadly one that happens too often.

My story is in no way unique. In fact it’s been said that on average one in five girls will become a victim of sexual abuse by age 17 and one in nine boys by age 17. Every eight minuets, child protective services is contacted to report child abuse. In which many cases the calls are related to sexual abuse.

It’s easy to get lost in all of the numbers and statistics. But I thought I’d share what it feels like to be one of them, how it has effected me as an adult, and how I forgave my abuser.

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I was about eight years old. My family and I had just moved to a town next to Yokota Air Force Base in Japan. My parents were in no way affiliated with the military but my…

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