A Resource For Survivors

When David Moody decided to publicly speak about his own childhood sexual abuse, he decided to create a platform to help others in various stages of healing from such abuse.  This website provides resources, inspiration and motivation for those who are on the journey of healing and recovery.  David’s journey is one that speaks volumes of the power of the human spirit.

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As you look at the pictures of the sunsets and listen to the videos on the beach, imagine for just a moment, the world is still. We would listen to the waves every evening. Karla and I would have the beach to ourselves at night. We would watch the sunset and stay late into the… Read More

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During my healing journey, I have spent time trying to understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) “triggers”, anxiety and panic attacks. I have learned how my body reacts and how to manage myself when PTSD triggers, and anxiety happens. I have learned that fatigue is something we all must be careful with in our professional and… Read More

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This past summer, I spoke at an event about my journey of healing from childhood sexual abuse.  A few days ago, I received this email from a fellow survivor, just as he wrote it: Dave, You and I have much in common and I thank my brother for telling me about you, your book and… Read More

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I am writing this post 24 hours after the passing of “Mr. Sprinkles.” For 17.25 years, Sprinkles was our family dog, a Bichon. He came home with us when he was 8 weeks old in 1999. Here’s some background on how I felt about getting a small fluffy house dog. In 1998, we rescued a… Read More

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I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I’ve lived through the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including panic attacks and anxiety. I know all too well how important it is when psychological or physical “triggers” cause the panic attacks, to have someone to just listen to us and not judge us as the attack… Read More

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I was asked to write some words for a book on survivors of childhood sexual abuse. These are the words I wrote and they can be used by anyone that has lost hope and can’t let go of their past. I pray that anyone that feels alone in life, please know you are not alone… Read More

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“David is a champion of courage for other survivors. A respected and successful businessman, David made the choice to come forward and tell his story publicly so that others might find the courage to share their stories as well. I am proud to know and support David’s work.”

I began working with David Moody in 2012 when he agreed to share his story for a new version of Stewards of Children, Darkness to Light’s award-winning educational program for adults on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through this program, David’s story has been heard by hundreds of thousands of adults who are learning the important skills needed to protect children. His courage is helping others break their silence. As a tireless advocate for all survivors and the importance of prevention, he is truly changing the way we think about and respond to the problem of child sexual abuse. He has been a true gift to all of us at Darkness to Light.