Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sexual Abuse—It’s More Common Than You Think

It is esti­mated that a child is molested in this country every two minutes. Approximately one out of every four women and one out of every eleven men have been sexually abused. Despite what you see on TV, about 75% of victims know their abuser. And although extreme violence can happen, it is unusual. The sexual abuse of children and adolescents may be invisible to many, but victims of abuse know the pain, shame and guilt it brings. Let's make sure we understand the term: sexual abuse of a child is any form of sexual activity or talk in which an adult seeks sexual gratification from a child. To know whether you may have been sexually abused as a child or adolescent, please click on this link to our website:

God hates sexual abuse. He created sex to be an act of mutual love between a husband and wife (see Gen. 2:24; Heb. 13:4). Any sexual activ­ity outside this boundary is a violation of His will and design. This certainly includes an adult using a child for sexual gratification, as "innocent" as some adults may try to make their wrong behav­ior appear. Sexual abuse disrupts your normal process of emotional, social and sexual maturity. Sexual abuse confuses you about the meaning of true human love and God's love. If you are the victim of some kind of sexual abuse, you have been wounded emotionally and possibly physically by a selfish adult.

1 comment:

eva said...

I think any man or woman who sexual abuses a child should be sent to hell as a victim myself of sexaul abuse i can see where that girl came from i was scared and thought it was my fault but in the end now 28 and being strong. and its not my fault except knowing its the abuser fault.