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 we approach Karla’s 61st birthday this Saturday, I’ll share a little about this special woman, and tell you why she is so special to our family and to me. In 1990, she became a registered nurse. She served as a hospice nurse for 20 years before retiring. In 1992, I said out loud for… Read More

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What I Learned Being Disconnected from Life’s Noise I recently completed a 7-day rafting and hiking trip down the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. As I read the information we received about the trip from the outfitter, one item really caught my attention. There would be no cell phone, internet or contact with the… Read More

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A few weeks ago, I completed my greatest adventure to date. I went rafting for 7 days down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. On Day 8, I hiked up Bright Angel Trail. Here’s what  I wrote the day after completing the hike to the top of the Grand Canyon. After a 7-day rafting… Read More

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On Saturday Feb. 25, I  decided to hike to Springer Mountain with two friends. We each had full 30-pound backpacks and hiked 9 miles up 2,000 feet of elevation to spend the night on Springer Mountain, at the start of the Appalachian Trail. Even though the temperature was expected to be in the low 20s- not… Read More

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25 Years Ago, the Journey Started I was thinking about my mother-in-law recently and I realized it has been 25 years since she passed away from a brain tumor. Then I quickly remembered that 25 years ago this month, my life changed forever. I had planned to take a childhood secret to my grave –… Read More

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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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“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.