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What is the victims responsibility?

To recover choice.
To find voice.
To restore the ruins.
To do the hard work of healing.

Don’t you DARE tell a victim it is his/her “responsibility” to tell the story.

It shows you are uniformed at best and utterly obtuse at worst. 🤨
Do you know how long it can take to do the hard hard work of healing what someone else smashed????

Years, I tell you.
Years.

Cowards look at the courageous and ask for more.

Why?

They are COWARDS. 👊🏻

#churchtoo
#metoo
#CSA
#trauma
#recovery
You know not what you ask. You put a foot on the neck of the broken and you ask them to rise, to speak, yet you never remove your polished boot.

FOR SHAME.

Shut thy mouth.
Fall silent.
Then no one will think you the fool.

#churchtoo
#metoo
#trauma
#recovery
You smugly look at the victim writhing on the floor under your boot and say... we can no nothing unless you speak. You are full of rot. You the strong, regard the weak as the excuse for your complacency. You will not be excused.

You will not.

#churchtoo
#metoo
#bystanders
Victims already feel responsible for thier abuse. You heap shame upon merciless shame - in Jesus name.

You COMPLACENT COWARD.

Do something with what you know. Hold your brother to account. 👊🏻
Not so easy it it?

You’d do well to look at the PLANK in your own eye.

#churchtoo
A survivor should speak when he/she is darn good and ready. The role of the bystander may be any or all of the following:

1. Mandatory reporting
2. Supporting/strengthening victim/secondary victims
3. Educate yourself on abuse
4. Educate others/advocate for change

#ChurchToo
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