“The victim must do all in his or her power to stop the abuse. Most often, the victim is innocent because of being disabled by fear or the power or authority of the offender. At some point in time, however, the Lord may prompt a victim to recognize a degree of responsibility for abuse.”
Richard G. Scott, Ensign Magazine – May 1992, “Healing the Tragic Scars of Abuse” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1992), 32.
“The abuse was not, is not, and never will be your fault, no matter what the abuser or anyone else may have said to the contrary. When you have been a victim of cruelty, incest, or any other perversion, you are not the one who needs to repent; you are not responsible.”
Patrick Kearon, Liahona Magazine – May 2022, “He is Risen with Healing in His Wings: We Can Be More Than Conquerors” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2022).