During “Ainsley’s Bible Study” with “Fox and Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt, the evangelist and author, Beth Moore reveals her personal upbringing as a Christian who was a victim of sexual abuse while discussing with the Bible study group on overcoming childhood trauma.
“I had the great blessing of being raised in church,” Moore said, “three times a week in those days, Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night – minimum – we were always there.”
“However, my family was very, very broken, It’s just that sort of the combination of the good and the bad and the ugly that can all take place under one roof.” She added.
Moore added that though there was love within the house but not all was well…”While there were certainly people that loved me and met a lot of my needs…our home was extremely unstable, extremely unstable.”
“I also fell victim to a childhood sexual abuse within my own home. I don’t identify publicly who it was, but I will simply say that when anyone that should be in a protective role around you becomes not the protector, but the perpetrator, I cannot tell you how that will mess with you.”
The evangelist was able to discuss how she put here experience behind her after Earhardt asked. “I would memorize scripture,” she said. “I put those truths on index cards and I would take those things with me everywhere I went. I would walk around the grocery store…I was just saying those scriptures over and over.”
As an advocate of sexual abuse survivors, Moore talked about abuse with CBN in 2016.
“I do not claim in this article to speak for every woman or girl who has been abused, assaulted or harassed but I’d like, if I could, to speak from what I have experienced, seen, heard and learned, not only as a victim but also as a servant to women for 35 years”
She continued “The boundaries around my life were bulldozed early and by a bully, I might add, because, while not all bullies are sexual predators, all sexual predators are, in one way or another, bullies. There was no manual within my reach about how to rebuild those crumbled boundaries.”
Beth Moore made known anyone can say no to any form of unwanted sexual advances.
Talking about keeping and walking in the light, “Let’s keep this truth ever before us in these days of ever-surfacing evil. God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. God has no dark side.”