Journal

Our heart, our tribe, and the occasional bit of news.

We want to set you up for success so we’ve written out resources for counseling and inspiring messages from survivors and thought leaders.

Feb 25, 2020 | Uncategorized

This Is My Story

This blog post was written by Audra, a woman in our community. Audra’s story is so powerful and full of forgiveness and redemption. We ask that you please read this

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Feb 11, 2020 | Uncategorized

My Journey to Therapy

I grew up with people telling me I was “too smart” or “too tough” for something bad to happen to. I instilled this need to be perfect for everyone around

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Feb 10, 2020 | Uncategorized

Abuse & Forgiveness: 50 Years Later

I’m a 76-year-old man and I experienced sexual, physical and other forms of abuse. Because of my deeply rooted insecurity, fear and shame, I refused to deal with the impacts

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Feb 04, 2020 | Uncategorized

It Couldn’t Happen to Me

When I thought about abuse, I never imagined it would happen to me. I wasn’t walking alone when an obviously bad guy jumped me, had his way with me, and

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Jan 27, 2020 | Uncategorized

How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?   I thought I would never tell anyone. That was my plan. It was my secret, my shame. I never allowed myself to get too close

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Jan 27, 2020 | Uncategorized

From a Mom

From a Mom This blog post was written by Jimmie. She shares with us the mother’s perspective of having to hear about the horrible abuse her son endured as a

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Jan 12, 2020 | Uncategorized

Finding Me

Finding Me Many will often hear me say “Normal is just a setting on the washing machine that nobody uses.”  I say this because, for many years, I tried very

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Dec 21, 2019 | Uncategorized

2019 = Our Best Year Yet

Hey there, friend! 2019 = SYS’ most impactful year ever! Our mission is to help those affected by sexual abuse and assault move forward to live great lives. And, this

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Dec 16, 2019 | Uncategorized

From One Spouse to Another

From One Spouse to Another   Fierce. Brilliant. Beautiful as she was snarky. By the end of our first date, I knew this was the woman I wanted to spend

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Dec 11, 2019 | Uncategorized

This Is My Why

It wasn’t really until I was much older that I realized that what had happened was not okay. It was in the back of my mind at times, but I

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