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25 Life Lessons I Learned From an Abusive Childhood

Abusive Childhood GMP

A man’s brave journey from childhood abuse to self love, redemption and hope. As told by Christian M. Lyons.

Question: “ARE WE THERE YET?” Answer: “WE ARE ON OUR WAY.”


On the progress we’ve made serving male survivors and debunking the myths of childhood sexual abuse.

Telling the Family


A survivor recalls the experience of telling his family about his childhood abuse.

Why Do I Have to Talk About My Abuse?


At a seminar titled “When Someone You Love Was Abused,” Cecil Murphey discovers profound answers to brave questions.

Sometimes Trauma Resurfaces When We’re Best Ready to Cope With It


“But why did it surface now?” I asked myself that question many times during the first year of my struggle with the molestation.

Sexual Violence: It Really is a Men’s Issue


Conversations about sexual violence relegate men to two roles: Bystander or Perpetrator. It’s time to add the third role: Survivor.

The Invisible Fist of Verbal Abuse


The adage, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is challenged by this gut-wrenching recount of a childhood gone completely awry.

The Power of the Personal in Politics


With our voices united we could turn stories from male survivors of childhood sexual abuse into action.

“Forgiveness is not a verb, but a place that one gradually arrives at after internal work.”


This is a comment by Drew on the post “Why Forgiving Others Makes Life Better For You”.

“My deepest thanks to the Sandusky accusers most, and also to everyone else involved.”


This is a comment by W.R.R. on the post “Viral Thank-You Letter to the Sandusky Survivors”.