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The Day I Attempted Suicide


The Day I Attempted Suicide

“You are such a selfish person Kerri, truly pathetic, I don’t have time for this shit!”

That’s what my mother said to me the day I attempted suicide. Continue reading The Day I Attempted Suicide

The Essence of a Little Girls Loneliness and Pain

The Essence of a Little Girls Loneliness and Pain
Wordless, this photograph has sat framed, in my home, my entire life. No matter where I have lived, I’ve kept it close, hearing its horrifying screams daily, silently grasping for me, bellowing out all the words that you see  from the well of my deepest despair. Words boldly wrestling within my soul, clawing out those tiny eyes, like rusted barbed wire, embracing me, bludgeoning me, shredding all that was left of my vanquished tortured being. Continue reading The Essence of a Little Girls Loneliness and Pain

When a Man You Love Was Abused

When a Man You Love was Abused

If you love a man who has been sexually abused, please read this book.

THIS BOOK IS FOR MEN TOO. It touches on the areas that need to be addressed, by men that have suffered sexual abuse, to reclaim their lives. It’s an inside peek of the male’s psyche and emotions. It’s not a `fix-it’ book, but instead helps men realize they aren’t alone or crazy and that healing can be reached.

For women, with men in their lives that have been abused, this book will help you help him through the healing process. Addressing how to be there for him and how to encourage him in the areas in which he struggles.

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How Should I React When I Suspect Child Sexual Abuse

One more thing we should add to this is to reassure the child that they have done nothing wrong. Explain that the person who hurt them is a very sick, troubled individual and that they have not done anything wrong.

I want to add one more thing to this chart. While offering support to this child and telling the child, “I believe you”, we should also tell the child that they have done nothing wrong, and explain that the person that hurt them is a very sick, troubled individual. To implant and ingrain in them that they are not at fault and that they have done nothing wrong and have nothing to be ashamed of, this needs to be one of the first things that the child hears. Not only does it need to be said, it needs to be said on their level, looking them in their eyes so it resonates in their minds and rest in their hearts.  Continue reading How Should I React When I Suspect Child Sexual Abuse

God Was There

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Shattered Features- Shattered Magazine

Kerri at 2 years old
Kerri at 2 years old

Nothing in this world seems more brutal, more unfair, and crueler than the abuse of a child.  Whether it’s child trafficking, child hunger, emotional, mental, physical, or sexual abuse, children are the most vulnerable among us.  For any decent human being, the stories of Satan’s work against our children churn our stomachs and fuel our rage.  It also fuels the questions of where is God and why does He allow even the children to suffer so?  If you have not faced this question from others or asked yourself the same, you are more than likely in the minority.

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