Restoring The Soul: Finding Hope After Sexual Assault
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)
If you’re joining me on this journey we have something in common. We are all survivors of sexual assault. Not victims. Survivors.
If you’re not sure you fit into this category allow me to define it. Sexual assault is any type of sexual behavior that happens to you without your consent. It is an assault on the body, emotions, and spirit. This includes incest, molestation, fondling, attempted rape, and rape.
As I share with you each week I hope and pray it will encourage you, and bring you a new hope through God and restoration for your soul.
Bad things do happen to good people. We have really difficult times in life. If you’re there right now, I want to encourage you. I understand because I’m there too.
I invite you to journey with me because when you can’t feel Jesus, He’s still there. I believe this since I am experiencing it.
I hope you’ll join me each week as I share my experiences and a piece of God’s heart through mine. Together we can begin to restore our broken hearts and souls.
Disclaimer: I am not a therapist or professional so this content should not be seen as professional advice. This blog is not a substitute for therapy and does not promise healing or restoration. If you have been a victim of sexual assault I encourage you to seek professional help.
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