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Abuse recovery

Does he deserve a Father’s Day card?

The author wished to remain anonymous. Yesterday, while shopping for groceries my attention was drawn to the card aisle. All of the Father’s Day signs were almost impossible to miss. As I walked down the aisle, I thought about my dad. I knew I was going to buy him a card this week, I
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Sexual Abuse: A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing

By an Anonymous Guest Blogger: I can’t recall how I found out about your website, but it has definitely been a life saver these last few months. I read every blog you post and even if the main topic doesn’t necessarily relate to my life, bits of it stand out to me and help me get thro
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Sweetheart, Stop That. You Are Enough.

By Katie Krog | Guest Blogger If we wrote stories about how we treat ourselves and view the world in relation to reality, no one would publish or buy them, because no one would believe them. The Creator of the universe thought she was beautiful, whispered it to her every moment of eve
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Abuse Recovery: A Story of Hope and Courage

  April is abuse awareness month and its honor we have been posting various inspiration stories from women involved with MIHI! The following is one of them. I would personally like to thank Perfect for her candor, courage and bravery in sharing her story with us today. By Perfect
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Girl, Don’t Carry Around Your Mistakes!

I am in Belize for the week and am exceedingly grateful to Christine, one of our guest bloggers for helping me this week with our blog posts. Christine is an amazing writer and an even more amazing person. I hope you are able to glean some very valuable lessons from her posts today. B
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Sexual Abuse: A Story of Survival

April is Abuse awareness month. If you have a story that you would like to share, please email me (Maura Byrne) at [email protected] for publication on our blog. Stories can be published anonymously. The following story is written by Michele, a student at James Madison Universi
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When the pain makes you feel numb: Forgive.

A few publishers have contacted me to ask me to write a book, so the other day I was going through a manuscript I wrote a while ago to edit it. I found this in my old trauma therapy journal and thought it was a good challenge for Holy Week: forgiveness. Forgiveness is so exceedingly c
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Have You Ever Felt Like Your Life Had no Value?

Monday night I gave a talk to the students at Ave Maria University in Florida. Thank you so very much to all of those who prayed for us. I am so grateful for your prayers. The Holy Spirit rocked the talk (as usually). Florida was sweet! I love warm weather and when I arrived it was ei
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Just Hold Me

One of the greatest gifts we can offer another human being is hope. Everyone suffers. But what will set you apart from others is your ability to see the beauty in your cross, despite the circumstances, to encourage others to persevere and arouse a spirit of hope in all you encounter.
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Does my life matter? Am I enough? Do I have worth?

I use to think my life didn’t matter and that abuse was all I was good for. I use to think I had no worth and value. Then I met God the Father and my life has never been the same since. Perhaps you struggle with some of the same questions that I did and are yearning for the answ
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