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#392372 - 04/05/12 10:35 PM New Moderator For the ASA forum
J.Bytendorp Offline
User
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Salt Lake CIty, Utah
Hello everyone, I wanted to introduce myself, my name is Joshua Bytendorp. I have been asked to moderate this forum and to be here and give you all the help and support that myself and the Moderator Team can give you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or let me know.

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#392386 - 04/05/12 11:20 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: J.Bytendorp]
Anomalous Offline
Greeter Coordinator
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 1341
Hi Joshua,

Welcome to MS, and welcome to the ASA forum.




Anomalous
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Acceptance on someone else's terms is worse than rejection.

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#392387 - 04/05/12 11:24 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: Anomalous]
LN3(SS) Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/20/08
Posts: 486
Loc: MD
Joshua,

Welcome to MS. I'm assuming you're an ASA survivor.

Hope you find something here for yourself.

Brian
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"When we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead, or alive, we will all come home together." LTG Hal Moore, Jr., USA (Ret.)

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#392397 - 04/06/12 12:24 AM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: LN3(SS)]
CruxFidelis Offline


Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 486
Loc: NJ
Thanks for stepping up to support us.
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- Saint John of the Cross

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#392611 - 04/07/12 06:07 AM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: CruxFidelis]
peroperic2009 Offline
Moderator
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3601
Loc: South-East Europe
Hi Joshua,great to see you here.
Thanks for your support!
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#392883 - 04/09/12 05:14 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: peroperic2009]
Avery46 Offline


Registered: 09/23/10
Posts: 1243
Loc: USA
Hi, Joshua.

Welcome to MS. I hope you find the support here for helping others.

It is good to have you.

Peace,
Avery
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#392900 - 04/09/12 08:51 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: Avery46]
ShOHIO Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 45
Loc: Central Ohio
Hello Joshua,
Thank you for reaching out and taking time for this important forum.
Being assaulted from 7yrs old to 16 yrs old and then again at 39 this forum has helped me so much. Most people don't understand that we can be assaulted later on in life just as easy as it was when we did when we were younger.

Be Strong!
Scot
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Hope Spring 2011

GROW MY BROTHERS AND STAY STRONG,FOR YOU ARE YOUR STRENGTH!

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#392927 - 04/10/12 12:35 AM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: ShOHIO]
Human Offline


Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 62
Loc: private
Welcome!

And thanks for the help and hard work.

Human

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#394631 - 04/23/12 03:28 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: J.Bytendorp]
J.Bytendorp Offline
User
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Salt Lake CIty, Utah
Thank you all for your kind works. As I am reading through some of the posts. I am amazing at how strong you all are and how supportive you are. Being an ASA is hard, there is a lot of discrimination and prejudice associated with it. When we were hurt the most, we tried to find support and sometimes those support systems let us down. I am glad that you all have shared your story and thoughts and encourage you to continue to share what is going on for you. Because of the work that all of you are doing, I hope that it brings about change and that change could simple be another ASA not feeling alone and finding the support they need. Again thank you all, you are amazing and strong!

Josh Bytendorp

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#394643 - 04/23/12 06:58 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: J.Bytendorp]
MusicMan Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 144
Loc: Elmira, NY
Hi Josh and everyone,

I feel really weird sending a post here. I do have some questions and a story to share. I'm wondering if I should be here or not. Many other guys that I spoke with all told me the same thing, that I am an ASA as well as a CSA. I am really sick beyond sick of having sexual abuse as any part of my life, but I guess I have to accept it, like it or not.

I'm wondering when you have chats about ASA so that I can share what happened to me a few months ago and give me your input about whether I need to be here. I don't really want to post it. I feel stupid, scared and intimidated to post anything. I'm probably in denial because I'm really good at that, but I need to hear it from others here. It's not that I don't trust the other 13 guys who all said that I have recently become an ASA, because I do trust them all. I guess I just don't want to admit it or hear it yet. Maybe you all can help me to see my dilemma the way I am supposed to see it. Please help me to sort this out. I'm sorry that I might be a burden to any of you with my plight. I would appreciate your input, though.

Thanks,
John

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#394674 - 04/23/12 11:06 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: MusicMan]
Chase Eric Offline
Moderator
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 1293
Quote:
I feel stupid, scared and intimidated to post anything.

Hi, John -

First of all, welcome Josh! smile

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but wanted to respond to John. So, John - just wanted to say that I sent my response to you in a PM. I have no problem posting it public, but I am not sure about the etiquette.


Edited by Chase Eric (04/24/12 12:02 AM)
Edit Reason: Cut content as a PM for etiquette reasons
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#394767 - 04/24/12 12:43 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: J.Bytendorp]
J.Bytendorp Offline
User
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Salt Lake CIty, Utah
John,

I am so glad that you are willing to speak up and share your experience. I don't know about others, but for me, there are days were it does suck being a survivor and I am sick of it. With this being an online ASA forum, we do not do real time chats but you are always free to post your story, experiences, and questions in this forum. I think it is wonderful that you are reaching out and would encourage you that when you are ready to either respond to a thread of post a thread. Please feel free to speak up if you have any other questions or concerns.

Josh Bytendorp

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#394771 - 04/24/12 01:05 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: J.Bytendorp]
peroperic2009 Offline
Moderator
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3601
Loc: South-East Europe
Just small addition, dear John you are always welcomed to speak about your ASA experience in chat. Please feel completely free to do so.
We all have to learn here how to listen brother survivor, to discuss some issues and to show some empathy. So please when ever you go at chat be free to speak about your issues openly. We have to build open dialogue here and we will need some time to get that goal but if we all join our efforts we will be more successful smile !
Additionally as I was couple of times in Healing Circle for European-African zone (on Tuesday at 19:00 UTC -European and African time zone) that just recently has started you are more than welcomed to speak openly about your issues with us there, so please be free to come and join us. If you are interested and need some additional assurance you can always contact mike13, he is very nice guy who leads us there!
Be well and always feel free to speak about your issues here smile!
Pero
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#394804 - 04/24/12 08:20 PM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: J.Bytendorp]
dancr6 Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 383
Loc: georgia
Joshua, thanks for being here.

I feel confident that you will address some of the ASA issues with empathy and compassion.
I am a CSA survivor and don't really understand all they are going through. There are a lot of common issues but I realize that there are some different traits that they gain from their experience that is their's alone.
A good friend of mine has had a lot of frustration on this site and I would like to see him feeling more comfortable about it. He's a really good man and deserves a voice and an ear.

Thanks again for accepting this job.
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I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!

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#394886 - 04/25/12 05:50 AM Re: New Moderator For the ASA forum [Re: J.Bytendorp]
dancr6 Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 383
Loc: georgia
Joshua, thanks for being here.

I feel confident that you will address some of the ASA issues with empathy and compassion.
I am a CSA survivor and don't really understand all they are going through. There are a lot of common issues but I realize that there are some different traits that they gain from their experience that is their's alone.
A good friend of mine has had a lot of frustration on this site and I would like to see him feeling more comfortable about it. He's a really good man and deserves a voice and an ear.

Thanks again for accepting this job.
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I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!

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