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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I was walking around my backyard and I took this picture of a dragonfly. As I was reviewing this picture, I noticed the battered wings, yet the dragonfly could still fly. I begin to think about my journey of healing from childhood sexual abuse. I have felt battered by the trauma, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD,… Read More

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Healing won’t remove the memory For years, I dreamed and believed that I could forget what happened to me as a child. I really thought healing would remove the memories. That thinking actually clouded my ability to heal. I thought I would only be healed if the memories no longer existed. I recently looked up… Read More

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My First 60 Years of Life – What I Have Learned This is the first birthday that caused me to really sit down and reflect on my life and the time that has gone by so far. First, I am so thankful to see another day and live another year. I thank God for the… Read More

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Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Christella Moody. She’s one of the smartest people I know.  From kindergarten through graduate school, she got straight A’s. In grad school, a professor gave her a B; she took the class over to get an A.   She graduated from high school shortly after her 16th birthday in… Read More

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I can’t believe I wrote a book about my life thus far. It’s entitled, “Fighting Through the Fear – My Journey of Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse.”  I had planned on going to my grave with my secret of being sexually abused by a male babysitter as a child.   Decades went by. Finally, in… Read More

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I wrote this poem about imaginary fear. Dealing with panic attacks, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the trauma of childhood sexual abuse created  imaginary fears in my mind that would sometimes stop me in my tracks. I am now writing poems to go with positive sayings I developed on my journey of healing.… 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.

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