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We Are Survivors: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Early in my healing process, I read an online article. I’ve long forgotten the title and the author; however, one statement went something like this: There is nothing wrong with us; something wrong was done to us. Those words stayed inside my mind and heart for a long time. Perhaps one reason is because I… Learn more »

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The Weeks Leading up to Pope Francis: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

The weeks leading up to Pope Francis’ arrival in the U.S. have been filled with anticipation about the pronouncements and positions of a man many see as a radical reformer of the Catholic Church. For those of us who were sexually abused as children and adults by Catholic clergy, the hope so many others feel… Learn more »

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Speaking Truth to Shame: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

“…I guess, start at the beginning…” That’s how the recently-premiered Bristlecone video starts, and what a moving and powerful 90 minutes the presentation was. The Bristlecone Project celebrates the courage of a growing number of male survivors of sexual abuse who defy the stigma and renounce the shame that have for so long silenced men who… Learn more »

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It Takes Time: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

“I was a mess, and I couldn’t take the emotional chaos any longer.” Although the words differ, this is a message I receive regularly. They’re from men who are tired of running from their pain or medicating it through drugs, alcohol, overeating, or some other way to push away their pain—temporarily. I’ve been working at… Learn more »

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