I asked Gary Roe to write several posts. He also shares his story in my book When a Man You Love Was Abused.
I’ve had so much fear in my life. I don't want to trigger fear in anyone else. Instead, I want them to feel safe and peaceful when they are with me. I want to show that I'm trustworthy. Protective. Caring.
Being a safe person is a gift I can give others. By being safe, I stand alongside them and against the great evil of sexual abuse.
To be that person, I must continue to heal. Healing is a long, long journey full of hills, valleys, potholes, and speed bumps. It’s excruciatingly difficult at times, but it’s worth the effort and the pain.