There are many different kinds of abuse…emotional, verbal, physical, sexual, and neglect/abandonment. All of them painful and NONE of them the fault of the abused. The abuser is always the one responsible for their own actions.

Abuse is the mistreatment by one individual that causes harm to another person. Abuse is used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over someone else. An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Sexual abuse and assault is defined as a sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent. If you have suffered from abuse. We offer many resources to help you process what you have been through and support you as you move forward to healing.TheHopeLine is a safe place to examine your abuse. After 25 years of talking with young adults we’ve heard it all, never judged, and provided hope.

Through blogs, eBooks, stories, podcasts and more find answers to these kinds of questions and much more:

  • What are signs of abuse?
  • I've been assaulted, what do I do next? How can I heal after abuse?
  • How can I get out of an abusive relationship?

Most Recent Blogs on Abuse

Why do Bad Things Happen?


This Guest Post comes from, a safe place to explore questions about life and God. We thank them for allowing us to share their response to the very hard question everyone has asked at some point in their life…”Why does God allow bad things to happen?” How do we explain..Read more

24 Safety Tips: My First Experience With Pepper Spray


Your pepper spray makes you feel safe, right? Watch what happened when Jessica “Jai” McVay, former co-host of “Dawson McAllister Live,” used pepper spray for the first time. Pepper spray isn’t the only way to play it safe. Here are 24 safety tips plus more videos from Jai. Tell someone..Read more

Rage At God


This post was originally published on Heart Support, it has been reused with permission by: The Heart Support Team. Jake Luhrs, lead singer of Grammy-nominated metal band, August Burns Red, created Heart Support as a place where every music fan can heal and grow stronger. “My rage at God had..Read more

A Rape Survivor’s Story


The journey toward healing begins with the truth. Sarah Kate shares her story of rape, alcoholism, and depression with Unveiled Campaign. This downward spiral that she found herself on was the result of a secret she was keeping…she had been abused and sexually assaulted. She is now on a journey toward..Read more

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