Christian Survivors came into being due to one survivors realization that a need existed on the internet to have a place where survivors of abuse could deal with their issues safely, with the goal of healing firmly in mind. At that time, there were many survivor’s groups online, but many of them were, sadly, filled with conflict, gossip, & negativity – and held very little positive input from either staff or members. In addition, many of these forums treated peoples belief in God as a very negative ‘crutch’, and there were few safe places to talk about survivor issues within a Christian context. Conversely, the Christian based forums that there were, were often not safe or accepting places for survivors to be, particularly those who were not Christians.
Having identified this need, a group was created on Delphi Forums, one of the larger forum networks of the time, & early in the year 2000 Christian Survivors opened it’s virtual doors for the first time.
Over the following couple of years, the group evolved into one of the larger survivor forms on Delphi, taking on a large staff team of dedicated members. Our goal became, quite simply, to create and maintain a community where survivors could deal with their issues safely, and positively – an environment which promoted healing, through support & friendship.
By the year 2002, it became obvious that we needed more growing space than Delphi could provide, and we decided to take the plunge and move to our own server space – a move which turned out to be the best one we could have made.
With a few hiccups along the way, Christian Survivors has changed into the site we see today … a large group of survivors working together to find healing, and to provide the safest place we can online – and a growing resource site for members and visitors alike. We embrace members of all faiths, beliefs, & experience, believing that every survivor deserves respect and acceptance, and a place to find friendship.
Our forums provide a protected & well staffed environment in which to safely discuss difficult issues, and to build supportive friendships with people who understand the realities of everyday life as a survivor. The openness and vulnerability shown by our members when sharing their stories, and whilst pursuing healing together, fosters a unique environment – in which many members have found it possible to create strong, lasting friendships, with a depth of intimacy it is more difficult to find in ‘3d’.
If you are a survivor, we would like to extend an invitation to you to join our forums, and get to know us. You are not alone!