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Like this fragile leaf that was caught slowly circling in a river eddy, abuse victims become trapped within the effects of their abuse while the rest of life flows by them. But survivors have strength and a desire to live, and with help and support to keep them afloat they can embark on a journey towards healing and rejoin the mainstream of life. You will find information and articles on this site that address the spiritual concerns of victims from a Christian perspective.

This site is intended for both victims and those who want to learn more about the issue and how to help those who are suffering from the effects of abuse in their lives. There are a short video, hotlines, links to other websites, abuse warning checklists, workshops, news updates that are available as well as books, a Bible study, Bible verses, and articles addressing various aspects of the abuse issue, for example: forgiveness, the commandment to honor one’s parents, how to help victims spiritually, and what congregations can do to help.

The information on this website was created and compiled by Diane Stelling, MS, author, lecturer and survivor, who presents abuse seminars and workshops nationally for clergy, counselors, congregations, nurses and teachers.

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