Originally Posted By: BuffaloCO
One thing that helped me was in knowing that God already knows everything. Since he has forgiven me I can forgive myself and my abusers too. I am no longer held by the chains of guilt, shame and fear put on me by the evil one, and am now learning to see myself as God sees me. He defines me, always has, and I no longer believe the lies that "they" defined me.

I agree! Excellent post BuffaloCo.
"The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent." ~James T. Walsh