“Comment,” Ensign, Aug. 2000, 80


Dispelling the Darkness of Abuse

I just read in February’s Ensign the article by another adult survivor of incest. There are some things we have in common. I too was abused by family members and friends of the family.

I believe that without Heavenly Father’s intervention, I would have died as a result of the abuse. I have also been blessed by Heavenly Father from childhood to be able to keep a good idea of myself and my ability to succeed. I have had a teaching career and owned and operated my own business. Life is still hard, very hard, but I am happier than I have ever been. I expect to continue to grow.

I was baptized 23 years ago, and there is no question in my mind that the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped guide me through the process of forgiveness and personal growth. I have a strong testimony that this is the Savior’s Church.

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