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#427153 - 03/05/13 12:24 AM Fighting the good fight
whome Offline
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Registered: 05/07/11
Posts: 1734
Loc: Johannesburg South Africa
Hi all
I dont come here often anymore, but love still checking back in to the site that saved my life. Male survivor.org What a place.

As you do or dont know, I have started the first group In South Africa that supports male Survivors. It has been an incredible time and there is still so much work to do.
I often speak at groups like AA and NA and I am amazed at how many people find the courage to come and talk to me.
There is the sad side, those that dont want to deal with their pasts and want to end it all, and then there are the victories.
I am constantly impressed with the help and support that I receive and that people are always offering me. Last night a total stranger offered to do my web site and face book and twitter account setups. AWESOME. people are great when you give them a chance.
I have also found an incredible need for support groups here. Even female victims have very little support in good Ole South Africa.
So MatrixMen has now split, much like its founder DID Hahaha, but we have now started Survivors Support Services, and this group does the support for Males Females and the families of survivors.
I am hoping that I will be able to stop working in a about a year and focus all my energies on MatrixMen and Survivor Support Services.
I encourage all of you here to be proud survivors. We need not be shamed by what happened to us. Break out break free and break the silence.

You guys are all awesome. I know there are tough times, and I know there is pain, but it is only for a season, work hard and there is victory and happiness for all of us.
Never give up, NEVER.

Heal well all
Martin
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Matrix Men South Africa
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#427225 - 03/05/13 09:04 PM Re: Fighting the good fight [Re: whome]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3301
Loc: back in the USA
Martin -

thanks for checking in. glad you are doing well and continuing to fight the good fight. and thanks for being a voice crying in the wilderness in your own homeplace. i've been teaching "Cry the Beloved Country" in one of my English classes and have been deeply moved by some of the passages that speak to personal tragedy and our reactions to it. you are an inspiration and an encouragement.

all the best,
Lee
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

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#427442 - 03/08/13 03:51 AM Re: Fighting the good fight [Re: whome]
pbert53 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 576
Loc: Washington, USA
Martin,

It has been a long time since we have spoken. i see that you are still quite busy and why you have limited time here.

i wish you and your organization much success and good things!

take care my friend

peace

paul
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If you cannot control what happens to you, you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

~ adapted from: Sri Ram

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