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Overcoming Child Abuse



      I hung up on my mom and called my aunt who met me at a local restaurant. I allowed her to read the letter and instead of getting some comfort from her, I was told she was not surprised one bit because she and her sister (my mother) had been sexually abused since they were babies. She said they were abused by their uncle, their dad and his buddies, and their brother. She said it had always been a generational curse and that their mother allowed it to happen because she was abused herself. I also learned that not only was my mother and her sisters abused as children, so was my brother.


Now that I am older, I tend to think of my past often. I am still trying to overcome the pain. I have been ruined to the core. I am angry all the time, I have trust issues; I have a hard time committing myself to people and yes even to my husband. I suffer from depression and anxiety attacks. I don’t forgive easily and I always feel the need to hurt somebody because I felt like they hurt me.


      I struggle daily to overcome this pain by reading Psalms 61, Psalms 27:14, Proverbs 3:5-6, Revelation 3:20; 12:11, Hebrews 10:39, Jeremiah 30:7, Isaiah 61:1-3; and Ephesians 2:10. I am not yet healed, I have a long way to go. I really think I need some professional help. These are some tips that I got from the internet which I try to use to help me in my quest to overcome the pain. I hope they will be helpful to you in your struggle to overcome.


  1. Acknowledge and release the emotional pain -Accepting the pain and what happened in the past maybe the hardest thing to do and too painful to swallow even if they are mere memories.  The scars from the physical, verbal, emotional and sexual abuse is always there but it does not mean the pain should stay.

  2. Seek Help-You do not have to go straight to the doctor to ask for help. Just speaking up about it with a close family member or friend will relieve you of that fear you’ve been carrying all these years. He or she will be your key to giving you courage and support as well as understanding in times of stress; they will understand where your anger and sadness is coming from and help you go through it just by being there.   

  3. See a trained health professional if you are not comfortable talking to a family member or close friend. A trained health professional can tailor a program to help you deal and cope with the situation depending on how they see fit and  what they deem effective.

  4. Let yourself grow-craft out new goals and new hobbies that you will look forward to do every day. It doesn’t have to be big or stupendous. Let other people see you shine.


It sounds so easy, but these steps are difficult to do, but they are not impossible. Making a decision on putting an end to the past is one way of conquering yourself and the pain that you went through.






Be ye therefore merciful as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: Condemn not and ye shall not be condemned. Forgive and ye shall be forgiven.

Luke 6:36-37

Prayer Request:

Please join me in praying for Ms. Hardin. It is the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous that avails. Our prayers can lead her to overcoming the pain of childhood abuse.   BACK TO TOP

                                                                         Dr. J. G. Johnson

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