Sexual abuse scandal, crisis


I just put up a post this morning about a crisis in my living situation, in going through the day and thinking more about it and posting again at my blog, I have come to the realization–whether or not it is true that my father “pulled a string” to get me cut out of county housing services I was applying for, It suddenly dawned on me that he and my mother have been LYING about the sexual abuse! Its not that that astonishes me but that they are being believed! By my current and other recent providers! When they say that my interpretations of their behavior are untrue they are saying they don’t believe the specific instances of sexual abuse that I have talked about. They think it’s all my mental illness. Well, my illness is largely because of the sexual abuse!

My psychotherapist has given me a very good book to read about sexual abuse, and it is already helping me. But she directed me to carefully read all the preambles and one of them is a long section about false memories and recovered memories and how it is difficult for the therapist to discern whether memories are real. I asked her if she believed me about the abuse and she hedged.

This is awful. Ill be on eggshells until I see my therapist again next week.


Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.


Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.


Prayer to Our Lady of Mental Peace

O Lady of Mental Peace,
Mother of Tranquility
and Mother of Hope,
look upon cloudsurfer in this time
of weakness and unrest.

Teach her searching heart
to know that God’s Love
for her is unchanging and
unchangeable, and, that
true human love can only
begin and grow by touching
His Love.

Let your gentle Peace -
which this world cannot give

  • be always with her.
    And, help her to bring this
    same Peace into the lives
    of others.

Our Lady of Mental Peace,

  • Pray for us!

Jesus, Help Me!

In every need let me come to You with humble trust,
Jesus, help me!
In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations:
Jesus, help me!
In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials:
Jesus, help me!
In the failure of my plans and hopes, in disappointments,
troubles and sorrows:
Jesus, help me!
When others fail me, and Your Grace alone can assist me:
Jesus, help me!
When I throw myself on Your tender Love as Savior:
Jesus, help me!
When my heart is cast down by failure, at seeing no good
come from my efforts:
Jesus, help me!
When I feel impatient, and my cross irritates me:
Jesus, help me!
When I am ill, and my head and hands cannot work and
I am lonely:
Jesus, help me!

Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls and short-
comings of every kind:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, help me and never forsake me!



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