The Hope of Survivors Support, hope and encouragement for victims of Pastoral sexual abuse.

Human weakness is not an excuse for moral failure. A pastor is someone called by God to stand before the people in Christ’s stead. (Based on 2 Corinthians 5:20)


Maybe you’ve stumbled across this web site by accident or through curiosity. Or maybe you’re someone who’s caught in the most confusing and difficult situation of your life. You need answers right away and none seem to exist.

As people who have been where you are and understand your confusion, feelings and pain, we desire to help victims of clergy sexual abuse and misconduct and their families by making information readily available to them. We are available to provide encouragement, support via email, written correspondence, phone and conferences.

What qualifies us to help you and guide you? It is our own personal experience with the horrible trauma of pastoral sexual abuse. We do know exactly what you’re going through. We share with you from the perspective of 1 John 1:1—“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.” (NIV)

Clergy sexual abuse and misconduct (including spiritual abuse) is wrong. It is the pastor’s (or any other person in the role of authority) responsibility to maintain appropriate boundaries. This site is for those who desire to receive true healing—spiritual, emotional and physical—from the devastation of clergy sexual abuse. True healing comes from God alone, through the power of His Word, alone. We take a faith-based, Scriptural approach to helping victims understand the devastation of clergy sexual abuse and how they can receive healing and wholeness by God’s grace. It is our mission and prayer that through this web site, you will find answers and the truth about what’s happening to you. The information in this site is written from a Christian perspective and contains quotes from both Christian and secular writers (where they align themselves with the Word of God). We encourage you to please continue reading this article.

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The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18