The challenge is that according to statistics from RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) every 8 minutes, officials respond to yet another report of child sexual abuse which can include: sexual contact with a child, sharing obscene images, or taking inappropriate photos or videos of a child.
These crimes can have a serious impact on the development of the child and can continue to affect the survivor later in life. So I want to emphasize how to take the necessary steps if you suspect abuse. A major key is that if you can spot the warning signs then you can potentially be a factor in preventing further abuse.
You coming alongside to help individuals overcome the challenge of suffering in silence, shame, and pain from the abuse is HUGE! And the word of God admonishes us to step in to be of comfort to someone else when we have gone through a similar situation and received treatment and support.
“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.”~2 Corinthians 1:3-5 MSG
And I understand what they are going through and shared my story of being a survivor of sexual assault and provided the benefits and resources in the process of you getting healed and delivered from the trauma of abuse in this blog SPEAK UP TO ACHIEVE VICTORY!
We want our children to get the help that they need to recover and live out their lives joyful, healthy, and whole.
Watch this video on the 3 steps in HELPING SOMEONE TO ACHIEVE VICTORY! You can CLICK HERE and connect with me on the Facebook replay to continue the conversation. #mindshapeup
Blessings and Love,