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After three generations of sexual abuse, found acceptance from a Christian community.

Scott L

I was addicted to pornography, I was addicted to masturbation. I was addicted to sex. I was also a heterosexual male

When the preacher said Jesus Christ, I thought he was cussing.

Tom Coverly

I thought, “No, church sounds really boring.” I was a teenager at the time. I asked what most teenage [boys would] ask, “Are there going to be girls there.” The answer was, “Yes.” I said, “I’m going to church!” So I went to c...

Behind the homosexuality was a person.

Danny W

"By the time I was in puberty I had one foot in the homosexual world, one in the heterosexual world, and I didn’t know how I got there."

My TV mogul Dad wished I did drugs

Dave

In 1968 I was eighteen and at the height of the hippie movement. You know I smoked a lot of pot, took a lot of acid, did a lot of drugs. In the middle of Los Angeles I took off all of my clothes so I could become one with the...

Forgave Dad for killing Mom.

Ealum

My father took a baseball bat from the corner of the room and started beating my mother over the head, face, and upper body. The darkest day of my life was the day they lowered her body into the ground.

My head wound required surgery.

Ealum

In the third grade I didn’t know how to spell tadpole. For every letter I missed my dad would whip me across my back with a leather belt until I would bleed.

I kept dreaming about visiting Dad in prison.

Ealum

As the dreams continued I began to focus on the issue of forgiveness concerning my dad.

My unspeakable abuse now helps other women.

Diane W

I made a choice. That day a healing process started in my life. Now I can look back and say, “Wow.

Hated men. Love men.

James

I tell the men to love God and to love their sons.

Social services removed me from our home.

Kayla

My brothers and I were separated. When we came back together in our parents home it wasn’t any better. There was still a lot of abuse going on, so I moved back out the spring semester my senior year.