I struggle with this same issue as well. We are not alone Buck. It is hard to feel like we deserve the love or respect of others. I often think , how can anyone respect me , how can anyone think highly of me because I was sexually abused as a child. Then I pray and I feel like answering it in this manner, because we are survivors and seeking help and we had no control over what happened to us. We deserve inner peace and happiness as much or more than anyone because of our past and we are still productive people in society.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her