What is Sexual Abuse

What is Sexual Abuse Written By Wendy M. Johnson | @WendyMJohnson7 Sexual Abuse | 9 Min Read Introduction Defining and understanding what you have experienced can empower you to stop the vicious cycle of sexual abuse. Many people question if what happened to them was sexual abuse. It is difficult to heal from something that you are unable to identify […]

Most Survivors of Sexual Abuse Never Get Help

Daily Healing | 8 MIN READ Most Survivors of Sexual Abuse Never Get Help Written By Wendy M. Johnson | @WendyMJohnson7 Most Survivors of Sexual Abuse Never Get Help The majority of survivors of sexual abuse never get help from a professional. This can be attributed to the stigmas that surround sexual abuse survivors. Many would say most sexually abused […]

A Call to Action for Moms – Stop Keeping Sexual Abuse Secrets!

Stop Keeping Sexual Abuse Secrets | 8 MIN READ A Call to Action for Moms: Stop Keeping Sexual Abuse Secrets! Written by Wendy M. Johnson @wendymjohnson7 Have you ever told anyone about the sexual abuse, and nothing happened? Nothing was reported and you still had to be around the abuser and the abuse may have continued for years after. Maybe […]

How to Define Healing From Sexual Abuse

How Healing is Defined | 10 min read How to Define Healing From Sexual Abuse Written By Wendy M. Johnson | @WendyMJohnson7 Have you ever wondered where to go for help to heal from sexual abuse, what you should learn on your healing journey, and how to define healing from sexual abuse? If you have, you are not alone. Many survivors […]

3 Myths that Stop You From Healing From Sexual Abuse

Myths about Sexual Abuse | 10 min read 3 Myths that Stop You From Healing From Sexual Abuse Written By Wendy M. Johnson | @WendyMJohnson7 Why do so many survivors of sexual abuse believe that healing is not possible? Shame, self-blame, self-guilt, denial, societal responses, and being stuck in a cycle of abuse are some of the biggest hindrances that […]

How to Have Hope After Sexual Abuse

How to Have Hope After Sexual Abuse Written by Wendy M. Johnson  You survived sexual abuse and now need to know if you can ever have a life not plagued by your past. You may have developed negative coping strategies in an effort to cope. You may feel hopeless about your future and can become bitter, angry, and even confused. You […]

5 Steps to Confronting Your Abuser; Preparation is Key

5 Steps to Confronting Your Abuser; Preparation is Key Written by Wendy M. Johnson Many survivors of sexual abuse have a desire to confront their abuser. Each survivor’s motivation will be different. You may even want to confront other people who may have known about the abuse and did not protect you or believe you. There are many ways to break […]

Breaking the Silence Can Be a Powerful Healing Force

How Breaking the Silence Can Be a Powerful Healing Force  Written by Wendy M. Johnson Breaking the Silence can have many different meanings and consequences. The secrecy and fear associated with the abuse creates a sense of shame, guilt, and self-blame. Breaking the silence is a powerful, healing force that can dispel the shame that comes with being a victim. Healing is […]

Three Tips to Finding Inner Strength When No One Believes You

Three Tips to Finding Inner Strength When No One Believes You Written by Wendy M. Johnson We live in a global culture where victims of sexual abuse are not believed, where loved ones go to great lengths to protect the perpetrator(s), and where the family and society continue to re-traumatize the victims for coming forward with their stories of abuse. When survivors come […]