Healing Quotes 114 and 115

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

  ~ Kahlil Gibran

If we are lucky, if we manage to find good support systems among our families, friends, and subsequent therapists, or havens such as the TELL network, and most important, if we can locate those places inside ourselves that are strong, then ultimately the lessons we learn from our abusers will not be those they set out to teach us.  Instead, we will have learned honesty from the dishonest, sensitivity from the insensitive, mental health from the perverse, and kindness from the unkind.

And, we need not be grateful to those teachers.

~ Jan Wohlberg at Tell: Therapy Exploitation Link Line

Clergy Abuse

Survivor Resource Pages (Forty pages of resources, non-profit organizations, articles, and healing support for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse.)

SNAP:  Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

The Linkup: Assisting Survivors of Clergy Abuse

Crusade Against Clergy Abuse

Voice of the Faithful

Tamar’s Voice

Stop Baptist Predators

Sexual Abuse Spans Spectrum of Churches

Sex Scandals Also Affect Protestant Clergy

Rabbis, Cantors, and Other Trusted Officials

Orthodox Abuse

Pokrov: A Site for Victims of Abuse in the Orthodox Church

Take Courage (Sexual Abuse in Faith Communties)

When Mentors Become Molestors

Advocate Web: Helping Overcome Professional Exploitation

Complaints of Sexual Abuse by Nuns Beginning to Emerge

Sexual Abuse in Churches Not Limited to Clergy

Dozens Allege Sex Abuse by Nuns

Clergy Sex Abuse of Victims Complicates Intricate Issue

Nuns as Sexual Victims Gets Little Notice

The Silent Survivors

Many Faiths

Because It Matters: Freedom from Abuse in Christianity

CEASE: Clergy and Educator Abuse Survivors Empowered

Clergy Sexual Abuse

Soul Stealing: Power Relations in Pastoral Sexual Abuse

Why it is Not an Affair

Why Adult Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse are Not to Blame

Father Figure (Priests Sexual Abuse of Female Parishioners)

Female Pastor Molested Me (Adult Female Parishioner)

Disspelling Myths: Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse

When Wolves Wear Shepherd’s Clothing: Helping Women Survive Clergy Sexual Abuse

Psychological Impacts: Betrayal of Trust by Clergy

Healing Takes Time for Victims of Abuse

The Effects of Sexual Abuse Never Go Away

Boys Too, Suffer Long-Term Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Priests in Living Hell

For Victims of Abuse by Clergy, the Common Bond is Feeling Broken Trust

When Trust is Betrayed: Understanding Sexual Abuse by Clergy

How the Christian Church Guilt-Trips Survivors

Spiritual Healing for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse