The Story Behind Comfort In The Storm

In 2008 our daughter disclosed that she had been raped and molested by a family member. As parents, we were shocked and devastated that such a heinous crime could happen to our child, and that we didn’t see the signs. We found that there was very little support for parents and survivors who were trying to deal with the pain of the effects of child sexual abuse. There were very few people who were willing to discuss it openly and even fewer people who really understood what our family was going through. As we began to seek answers from God and navigate the court system, we realized that support, information, and even prevention education was seriously lacking in our society. Through the direction of the Lord, we were encouraged to share our experience with others and provide a forum for survivors and parents to share their experiences, seek information, and find their path to healing. Comfort in the Storm is our way of continuing our journey to healing and paying it forward by unveiling the secrecy of child sexual abuse to help end this unnecessary evil.

 

**Information on this site is for support purposes only.  We encourage each family to seek professional assistance from licensed therapists and legal professionals.**

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15 comments

  • richard says:

    Please feel free to post what is on your heart. This site is for you. We will strive to help you as you heal, vent, and express. Our desire is help survivors and the people they rely on as their support system thrive.
    Please use the links we add, they have excellent information from knowledgeable people familiar with this journey we find ourselves taking.

  • taylorb says:

    Hello! I am Taylor Butler, the child on which this site is based. I am here to answer any questions you may have, whether you are a victim or parent of a victim. Don’t be ashamed, and don’t be afraid! we are here to help heal, not hurt. I am a survivor! You can be too!

    With Love and Support,
    Taylor Butler

    • Dayna says:

      Your courage is AMAZING I solute u!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nicole says:

      Thank you for your courage. So many people want to pretend like it don’t exist or that it can’t happen to their child. I applaud you for telling your parents and I applaud your parents for this site so that healing can happen now while you are still young. It took over 30 years for me to get healing and there are times that I feel like I still need healing because of how long it went on for me and there are things that I have buried and I can’t say that it’s all come to the surface.
      Thank you again for your courage.

      • kathyb says:

        Thank you! We appreciate the support and encouragement. We pray for your healing as well. There is no time limit on dealing with the effects of abuse, but there are great resources available to help you on the journey. Please feel free to reach out anytime and share the info on the site so others know they aren’t alone.

  • Tishea says:

    Thank you for having the incredible strength and courage to share your story. God bless you.

  • Richard says:

    I am pleading for the men out there to come out of the shadows and speak. If you are a survivor or the family member/friend of a survivor of sexual abuse on any level, please share your story! You may choose to stay anonymous, that is fine, but share what is on your heart. Let the women, girls and boys in your life know that you have their back. Let your loved ones know your not ashamed of them, they are victims not criminals.
    So men, men stand up and be heard. It is time to be strong and vocal. We have victims who are waiting on us to help them transition to survivors then to leaders able to help others who will follow in this struggle.

  • Richard says:

    As a new school year begins, I am pressed to encourage parents to talk with your kids about their safety. School can be a magical place for kids; often a sanctuary from the negatives in their lives.
    Unfortunately, predators live and thrive in these environments, seeking kids who are isolated, alone, introverted, shy or quiet. Child predators will spend a significant amount of time and energy grooming their victims. Gaining the trust of the child / children being groomed is vital to the molester. This is why it is so important for the positive role models in the kids’ lives to go over the dos and dont’s with their kids.
    While teachers and other adults on the campus are the authoritative figures, teach you kids that adults sometimes are wrong or make mistakes. PLEASE teach your child that it is okay to respectfully say no or decline an offer from an adult to have a 1 on 1 conversation or meeting. TEACH children that they have body parts that even the NURSE / DR. SHOULD NOT TOUCH or see without a parent being present and giving consent. TEACH them
    what inappropriate exposure is, and express the need to TELL A PARENT OR ANOTHER TRUSTED ADULT if any of these things happen.
    We must be careful not to give our kids’ power to speak up for themselves away by telling students to listen to all adults and follow all rules.
    We say don’t talk to strangers, then say the nice man said hello you should say hello back (contradiction)! Parents we must do better, our children’s lives depend on it.

  • Margo says:

    Margo
    I am so encouraged and inspired by this site! what a blessing and an honor for parents to speakout for the voice of those whom are too afriad to do so!
    I am both a survivor and THRIVER of sexual molestation, and rape as a young woman. I was blessed with free counseling from the YWMCA. I later became a crisis counselor helping other victims, both women and children. I would like to encourage anyone who has been molested or violated in anyway to visit your local Y, and take advantage of their resources.
    From the voice of a Survivor!
    To God be the Glory & the Honor

    • kathyb says:

      Thank you, Margo! We appreciate your feedback and your support. Please continue to visit the blog and feel free to share. Invite others to do the same!!

  • Richard says:

    My heart breaks as news of more so called educators have been exposed as predators. The very institutions that have been given the mandate of protecting, teaching, and educating our young have all to often turned on our children. We much educate our kids on the boundaries which must be maintained to protect them from these predators. We much provide a forum for our kids who have been victimized and are feeling helpless and without a place to have their voices heard. We are here for you and your support group to share stories, help heal and help others to heal.

  • Richard says:

    Stripping games are being played on the Internet in increasing numbers. Young girls are racking up points as they strip for the cameras. The more the girls reveal, the more points they accumulate. Unfortunately, for the girls, in many cases predators are using the photos or videos for their personal enjoyment as well as altering the girls’ images and inserting them into pornographic movies and videos.
    Young ladies, please think before you put revealing photos or videos of yourself on the Internet, in an email, or in a text message. Predators create these games for the very purpose of exploiting you and feeding their own perversion as well as those with the same perverse behavior.
    You may not understand it altogether right now because in your mind, these games are harmless and fun. However, once these images make their way onto the Internet, you could literally spend the rest of your life trying to explain them away to family, friends, dates, and potential employers. Some games are just better off not played.

  • Pastor Dejon Jernagin says:

    I want to say I have known this family a long time and Taylor since she was a baby. I truly want to say your are a brave awesome young lady and I thank god for your parents for doing this . Having three boys in this crazy world this site helps me monitor and watch very close to who I leave my boys with!

    • kathyb says:

      Thank you for your support, Dejon! It is by God’s grace and mercy that our family is able to share this journey with the world. Please tell others about the site and continue to support us.


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