Here is the new email address.
This will replace the email@example.com that was hacked and destroyed. As we all know, there are some bad folks in this world and one of them got to my account. This new email will be stored on our own server and hard drive so even if there are future attacks, I’ll have a backup of all info. Yahoo was completely useless in helping us. When we were starting up TWH, we didn’t have any funds for a business email account so we had to use a free one. I clearly chose poorly when selecting ymail.
It’s going to take a few days to get completely back up to speed with contacts, calendar, etc., so please be patient. If you have sent an email in the last 10-12 days please resend to the new email. I apologize for any inconvenience.
In 2006 David took the first step in a long and painful journey back from the abyss of addiction and self-destruction. He promised his dying father that he would get clean. And he did. But as he cleaned his body and soul, he began to confront the sexual abuse that his addiction had for so long obscured — abuse perpetrated by a church youth minister when David was 12 to 15 years old.
Those three years of abuse destroyed the foundation of love and faith that had been built by his family. For 25 years, David kept the abuse secret and lost himself in a fog of drugs and alcohol. He was by turns destitute, at times incarcerated.
The promise to his dying father was the catalyst. And the bedrock of his mother’s love and devotion was the foundation on which David rebuilt his life. Therapy, 12-step meetings, and soul-deep determination were the bricks and mortar.
David founded Together We Heal to provide fellow survivors and their families, guidance through the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. In 2015 he was asked to become a part of the Child Safeguarding Initiative team with GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) to empower the Christian community through education and training to recognize, prevent, and respond to child abuse.
David represents Together We Heal & GRACE across the country as a public speaker and instructor; teaching churches, schools, and families how to talk with their kids about sexual abuse, how to better identify predatory behavior, and how to properly respond to those harmed.
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” - Dr. Seuss
December 14, 2013 at 11:41 am
It has happened and you are already back on the road again.
Don’t be sorry, the hacker(s) should be.
I wish you lots of energy to get the situation under control in the new and better way you described.
December 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm
thank you so much for the positive encouragement! peace be with you Catharina 🙂