Was it Abuse? – A Testimony

There is no insignificant abuse. Abuse of all kinds need to be addressed.

Cyber Support Group

Written by “Your Sister in Christ” – Angels by Grace Pub.  April 1997

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You know for the longest time I was in denial of what took place in my childhood. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t block it from my mind and make believe it never happened.

Unfortunately those memories are still very vivid and when I least expect it they replay themselves. To cope with the confusion and awkward feelings though, I began to question the memories. In turn, without realizing it, I was excusing the offender’s actions.

I asked myself over and over, “Was it really abuse? I didn’t lose my virginity! Was it really abuse? I don’t think it happened that often, I can’t remember! Was it really abuse? Abuse sounds so horrible!”

Yes! It was sexual abuse! Just because my story is not as tragic as some, it does not make it insignificant. I was…

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