The Secret Keepers

There are multiple reasons for your life not going like you thought it would, or should. Statistics say one out of four will find him or herself on this page.

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I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to ask you to share this post. Reblog it, share it on Facebook, tweet it. Someone out there needs to hear this message today. Even if you think you don’t know anyone who has been abused. Even if you don’t read the entire post.

About a month ago I was asked by Dawn at WTF words, thoughts, feelings to contribute an essay for an anthology that she and Joyelle are creating for parents who are survivors of childhood sexual and physical abuse (learn more at https://www.facebook.com/TriggerPointsAnthology).

I submitted my essay but I also want to shine a bigger spotlight on this project because I fear that they may not get many submissions. Not because it’s not a worthy cause or because there aren’t enough people out there to contribute but because survivors of abuse are secret…

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2 thoughts on “The Secret Keepers

  1. Thanks for sharing this Jane. I would add this: Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

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    1. Our past informs our present. It is important to give it its voice and then, if possible, make peace with it.

      “Forget the former things” only works if you truly forget. I think it would be safe to say that most, if not all, who have suffered trauma in one form or another hope to forgive. Forgetting, however, is another matter.

      With heart,

      Dani

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