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Trending Video: Joyce Meyer Details Her Father's Abuse

04-27-2016
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A video of Bible teacher Joyce Meyer discussing the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father has been trending online and across social media.

In the video, which was originally released on Meyer's website in 2012, the Christian teacher and author details the extent of the abuse she suffered growing up.

Meyer, 72, has previously and publicly admitted she was abused as a child, but details of her abuse were unknown until the video's release four years ago.

She said that she was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused as far back as she can remember and that it continued for years.

The fact that the video has resurfaced now speaks to the number of people it resonates with. In the video, Meyer shares how she had been raped more than 200 times and that her father abused her at least once a week.

She said he also abused her classmates and neighbors as well.

"He didn't force me physically, but through lies, and manipulation, and fears, and threats, I was still forced," Meyer said. "Literally, what he did was rape me, every week, at least once a week, until the time I was 18."

"My father, who I was supposed to be able to trust, who was supposed to keep me safe, raped me a minimum of 200 times," she said.

She said her father also forced her to look at pornography and watch her parents have sex.

Meyer said she hopes her testimony enables other people suffering abuse to seek help and encourages them that healing from abuse is possible through God.

CBN News is aware that many can related to Joyce Meyer's story of abuse.

Therefore, we will be hosting a Facebook Live discussion on the issue. We'll also be offering hope and healing to those affected by abuse.

Watch CBN News Facebook LIVE discussion with CBN's Charlene Aaron and Wendy Griffith:

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