May 2, 2019

I spent a lot of days crying in my bed. During the healing process, I cried a lot. It felt like I was constantly dying. Or maybe had already died. I think in some ways that sounds more true. Some people in my life had died as well, gone forever from their previous posi...

April 19, 2019

We're a few days away from Easter. This is the time when Christians recognize and celebrate Jesus's death and resurrection. While this is nothing more than a holiday to eat more candy for some, in faith-based homes it's can be a powerful time to be present with God's s...

April 4, 2019

This past week I had the privilege of sitting in a meeting with my church and the Samaritan Safe Church organization. I call it a privilege because not many of us have the opportunity to be a part of the discussions which could make our place of worship safer for the c...

March 29, 2019

Hello,

You may be wondering why I'm writing you after all these years. It's been nearly twenty - did you know that? It's been nearly twenty years since you chose to inflict your evil desires on my body? I've never taken the time to address you about what you did to me t...

March 21, 2019

I remember the first time I got cursed out by our neighbor. I was trying to back out of our driveway which was located on a fairly busy road. Our neighbors had planted low hanging trees and high bushes which directly infringed on our line of sight trying to leave our h...

March 8, 2019

One crisp fall afternoon, much like the chilly days we're having now, all my sweet school-aged children came filing into the house after being dropped off by the bus. All their precious little faces running over to me with smiles on their lips, giving me hugs and telli...

February 9, 2019

Nearly three weeks ago, I sat in a conference room with a reporter, a photographer, and two women from Reading Berks Council of Churches (RBCC). I was being interviewed about my upcoming workshop to educate churches regarding sexual abuse survivors. 

It was an opportuni...

January 26, 2019

It's a new year which is usually a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. In keeping with the tradition of many others, I have chosen a word for the year instead of a resolution. This year my word is Pursue, meaning I want to further pursue the things I'm already do...

April 9, 2018

I've spent a lot of time dissecting and digesting the first 35 years of my life over the last two years. There has been a lot of time reflecting and remembering and processing. Initially, the new revelations abounded as I rewrote what I thought my life was. But once th...

March 31, 2018

I have this memory from almost two decades ago that has always been kind of unsettling to me. I think I was sitting at a cafe with some friends, but I may have been in one of their homes. I could hear the sounds of the motorcars driving by, people chatting in Italian,...

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