Prominent evangelical teacher and author Beth Moore appeared on Fox Nation's "Ainsley's Bible Study" and revealed that leaning on the Word of God helped her cope with childhood sexual abuse.
What are the details?
Speaking with co-host Ainsley Earhardt and other Bible study guests, Moore discussed her experience overcoming childhood sex abuse trauma.
"I had the great blessing of being raised in church three times a week in those days, Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night —minimum — we were always there," she began. "I do not remember a time of my life that I was not hearing the name of Jesus."
"However," she added, "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."
Moore pointed out that while she was loved, she also lived in a home that was "extremely unstable."
“While there were certainly people that loved me and met a lot of my needs ... our home was extremely unstable, extremely unstable," she admitted. "I also fell victim to a childhood sexual abuse within my own home."
Moore said that she will not publicly identify her alleged abuser, but revealed that the culprit was in a "protective role."
"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," she added.
Moore pointed out that it took her decades of relying on God's Word to leave the abyss.
“No one would ever have known from the outside," she explained. "But I was going to absolutely implode. I was 40 years old by the time I would tell you that my mind was completely out from under the influence of my victimization."
Finally breaking free
Moore said that she was able to finally break free through memorizing Bible Scriptures.
"I put those truths on index cards and I would take those things with me everywhere I went," she said. "I would walk around the grocery store … I was just saying those Scriptures over and over."
Moore said that she would receive validation through God as her creator.
"I'd make statements of 'This is who God says you are,' and 'This is what you have to believe,'" she added. "And I don't care how you feel — this is the truth."