I was sexually abused by several people from the time I was young until I was 14.
As a teenager I went through quite an identity crisis that nearly led to an emotional breakdown.
My faith helped me to dodge that bullet then. But in my late thirties, it finally hit me. The resulting breakdown and depression was real, dark, and perfectly awful. I have since made great progress in my healing. I could not do it without my faith and the supportive community of friends I have around me.
I am now blessed with a loving family and know that I am not alone. Connecting with other men who have experienced similar trauma has been a great help in my journey to wholeness.
Vulnerability is strength. When I feel powerless, I remind myself that I AM ENOUGH. And then I remember that I have the most precious gift of all—a VOICE!
I blog about my own experiences with abuse and depression. Being vulnerable like this empowers me by giving me a voice. I hope that mine encourages other men to find their own.