Posts Tagged "Sexual Abuse"

The Voice of a Sexual Abuse Survivor

The Voice of a Sexual Abuse Survivor

The more I work with domestic violence survivors, the more I realize how many have been sexually abused as children. I am no longer shocked in my counseling sessions when someone begins sharing how their father, uncle, brother or cousin…

Don’t Hide Your True Self

Don’t Hide Your True Self

We all want people to think well of us. Do you find yourself hiding your past, (even your present) from others? Why do we do this? Maybe we think we aren’t good enough. Maybe we are ashamed of some of…

Help for Sexual Assault

Help for Sexual Assault

Many women who have experienced domestic violence have also experienced some type of sexual assault, either in their adult relationship, or as a child. Though you may not have been forcibly raped, as a child you may have: Been exposed…

Men Helping to End Domestic Violence

Men Helping to End Domestic Violence

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to go to a Central American country on a mission trip. I love mission trips, because, unlike tourist trips, it gives me a chance to really get to meet the people who…

The Clothesline Project

  This video is silent, as most victims of domestic violence have traditionally been. But it shouts a few big points: 1. There are more victims of sexual, emotional and physical abuse out there than people are aware of. 2….

What is Reproductive Coercion?

What is Reproductive Coercion?

Any time a partner maintains power and control in an intimate relationship that relates to a woman’s reproductive health. It really is just a fancy word for sexual abuse. Here are some examples of reproductive coercion: Forcing a woman to…