Children who undergo severe stress from trauma are likely to grow up into adulthood not understanding what happened to them. Childhood trauma quotes are great reminders of understanding trauma and encouragement on the next steps to take on the path towards healing.

Childhood trauma quotes: Trauma and how it manifests

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  • “Traumatic stress can spread to anyone with whom the sufferers share their lives. Trauma begets trauma.” Shaili Jain- The Unspeakable Mind
  • “A traumatic childhood can be described as one that is not focused on one event, but rather prolonged abuse, neglect, or other severe stressors.” Linda Skogrand

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Childhood Trauma Quotes: Renewing your mind

  • When all you know is fight or flight, red flags and butterflies all feel the same- Cindy Cherie
  • “You want the promise of a life without pain, it doesn’t exist.” “Forgiving does not mean forgetting.” “Nobody gets away with anything. William Paul Young, ” The Shack”
  • Some people survive and talk about it. Some people survive and go silent. Some people survive and create.” – Nikita Gill
  • Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence. Not only can trauma be healed, but with appropriate guidance and support, it can be transformative.” – Peter A. Levine
  • “Honey, you’re a survivor. No shame in that. Your daddy hurt you something fierce. Life hurt you. Lies are one of the easiest places for survivors to run. They give you a sense of safety, a place where you have to depend only on yourself. But it’s a dark place, isn’t it?” William Paul Young- The Shack
childhood trauma quotes

“You were created to be loved! If pain is left unresolved, it will keep you in this spot and you will forget what you were created for!” William Paul Young, “The Shack”

Childhood Trauma Quotes: Healing childhood trauma in adulthood

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Related article:Childhood Trauma in Adulthood: How to Heal

  • “this garden is your soul. This mess is you! Together, you and I, we have been working with a purpose in your heart. And it is wild and beautiful and perfectly in process. To you it seems like a mess, but I see a perfect pattern emerging and growing and alive—a living fractal.” William Paul Young, “The Shack”
  • “Surviving trauma from childhood all the way through adulthood can leave you questioning life and feeling like damaged goods. However, when you choose to use that adversity for growth, you have the capacity to function through the trauma and create a lifetime of purpose and clarity in every aspect of our lives.” Robin Marvel
Childhood trauma quotes
  • “On the other side of pain is the invitation to receive healing from the Restorer of your faith. Keep moving, one step in front of the other. Your story is in the moving parts of letting go and receiving God’s greatest gift of love.” Jen Augustin
  • ” I m not the scars of my childhood trauma. Triggers do not define my identity. I am redeemed by God’s eternal love for me. I am a child of God.” Jen Augustin
  • ” In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fer and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.” Brennan Manning
  • “The problem lies not in being wounded but in whether or not we are willing to be healed.” Joyce Meyer, Healing the Soul of a Woman

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Childhood Trauma Quotes: Healing from sexual and emotional Trauma

“We want to journey together on God’s pathway from loss of trust to faith, from powerlessness to hope, from shame to shalom and peace, and from being used and feeling useless to love.”  Robert Kellemen

“God’s Word provides us with robust, relevant, relational wisdom for addressing the horrors of sexual abuse.”  Robert Kellemen

” We quickly fall into a pattern of trying to earn love by making people happy and fearing that love may be lost if we don’t please them. People love us imperfectly, but God’s love is perfect because He is perfect.” Joyce Meyer, Healing the Soul of a Woman

” You might think, But why would God love me. He loves you because HE chooses to. He wants to. God loves us in order to satisfy His own intense desire. God is Love, and love needs to pour itself out; it must find someone to shower itself on. It cannot remain dormant because it is a living force.” Joyce Meyer, Healing the Soul of a Woman

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Childhood Trauma Quotes: Healing Abandonment and Rejection Trauma

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.Deuteronomy 31:6

  • “A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment.” – Unknown
  • “Early on in my life, I had a broken soul. I was abused by my father, abandoned by my mother and ended up in a destructive first marriage. By the time I was 23, I was broken in my soul. I didn’t know how to think right. I felt wrong about everything. But God stepped into my life, and I came out on the other side and didn’t even smell like smoke. ” Joyce Meyer
  • “When pain, rejection, disappointment, and fear threaten to pluck your courage, confidence, hope and peace you must find the willpower to resist fading into darkness and stand tall. You must trust that your space and place in this world has value even if no one else sees it right now but you. You know how hard it is to be you in a world that only sees beauty in roses? Dare to be the wildflower God made you anyway.” Sarah Jakes Roberts

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