Maybe you’ve stumbled across this web
site by accident or through curiosity. Or maybe you’re someone who’s
caught in the most confusing and difficult situation of your life. You
need answers right away and none seem to exist. It doesn't matter what faith or denomination you belong to, The Hope of Survivors is here to help you.
As people who have been where you are and understand
your confusion, feelings and pain, we desire to help victims of clergy
sexual abuse and misconduct and their families by making information
readily available to them. We are available to provide encouragement,
support via email, written correspondence, phone and conferences.
What qualifies us to help you and guide you? It is our own personal experience
with the horrible trauma of pastoral sexual abuse. We do know exactly
what you’re going through. We share with you from the perspective
of 1 John 1:1—“That which was from the beginning, which
we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked
at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word
of life.” (NIV)
Clergy sexual abuse and misconduct (including spiritual abuse) is wrong.
It is the pastor’s (or any other person in the role of authority)
responsibility to maintain appropriate boundaries. This site is for those
who desire to receive true healing—spiritual, emotional and physical—from
the devastation of clergy sexual abuse. True healing comes from God alone,
through the power of His Word, alone. We take a faith-based, Scriptural
approach to helping victims understand the devastation of clergy sexual
abuse and how they can receive healing and wholeness by God’s grace.
It is our mission and prayer that through this web site, you will find
answers and the truth about what’s happening to you. The information
in this site is written from a Christian perspective and contains quotes
from both Christian and secular writers (where they align themselves with
the Word of God). We encourage you to please continue
reading this article.
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