Surviving childhood sexual abuse by a Catholic priest
The Path Forward
First … tell the story
and tell it again, and again
Then … feel the feelings
allow yourself to connect on a gut level with your pain
Finally … heal
and then take the next piece and start over………….
I am a wife and mother, a once-Catholic now UCC Christian, with a degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education, 27 years of theology teaching experience -- mainly High School, some College. I am now working as a Hospital Chaplain and feeling humbled and privileged every day.
I love my family and I love to write; writing helps keep me sane.
• From Hurt To Healing, Publish America 2004, ebook on Amazon, 2011;
•"Forgive and Forget," America Magazine, September 16, 2002;
•"From Victim to Victimizer," Human Development Magazine, Summer 2005;
• It's Just Not Fair, Introducing The Fairly-Good Mother, ebook at Amazon, 2011;
• Traces of Hope: Surviving Grief and Loss, March 2015, St. Johann Press
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