Wow Chris! This is really great!
I can't believe you wrote that! Not only is it informative and very well written but it as by way of comparison has a very, very positive message (at least that is what I got out from it)!
I really hope that this reaches not only a broad audience, but possible a new Audience as well of guys that could be suffering this very instant and have their lives changed for ever by making the choice to "take that first step" in recovery.
I want to thank you for doing that. You did not have to, yet you did it anyway. I am not sure of the motivation from your perspective, whether it just plain and not so simply altruistic, or just paying back some of the support that you have received of the years--but my speculation as to why is not important!
The fact is, is that you showed vulnerability for a still highly silent and secretively suffering group of people on a subject that is not only very difficult and painful to discuss on a personal level, must more a public one, but is also viewed by the outside world as still being a somewhat taboo subject to discuss at all!!!
I guess I am just very sincerely surprised that someone could and would Make such a Courageous Statement, like the one that you did.
It brings me great hope and inspiration to read something like that by a fellow Male CSA Survivor!!!
Thanks again for being the courageous one to stand up and share your true inner strength, especially for the ones still suffering in silence 'out there.'
"Terrible thing to live in Fear"-Shawshank Redemption
WOR Alumnus Hope Springs 2009
"Quite a thing to live in fear, this is what is means to be a slave"