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Morgan's Story

I received an email from a girl named Morgan and she has read this blog and was inspired by the other survivors sharing their stories! Morgan thank you for being brave and breaking your silence on my blog. I am truly honored and humbled to be able to share this for you. I know that your strength and boldness in sharing will truly inspire others to come out and break their silence as well! 


Here is Morgan's story written by her. 

I was molested by my father when I was 13, then again when I was 19. I don't know if it is considered molestation at 19, either way he assaulted me. When I was 13 he would wrestle with me and once I was pinned down he tickled me. I didn't like the way he touched me. I thought he was a perv, so I avoided him.             He started patting me on the butt as I walked by, sometimes even keeping his hand there until I complained. Then one time I was in the kitchen. I looked into the living room and my father was starring at me as he sat in the dark. …

Let's be Safe! Sexual Abuse Safety Precautions for our Children

I wanted to do a blog about safety precautions that women can take when going out on a date to guard themselves and help prevent being date raped. I feel like before I can do that I need to give you some statistics so you can be aware about how often this occurs.  The following statistics are about rape and sexual assaults are from RAINN to learn more you can go to www.rainn.org. 


44% of victims are under the age of 18
80% are under the age of 30


Every 2 minutes in the United States someone is sexually assaulted


Each year there are about 207,754 victims of sexual assault


54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail


Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim
38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance


On a positive note, Rape has decreased by 60% since 1993


Here are some statistics I found on date rape. All 3 of my attacks were date rape or what you would call acquaintance rape. 


77% of completed rapes are…

A Little Encouragement...

Psalm 147:3, "He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds." 
   I really wanted to share this verse with all of you who read this and are going through your ownbrokenness. Some days I feel lower than low and my negative thoughts about myself overcome me and leave me paralyzed. I deal with depression from time to time and before I really started dealing with my past and I stopped drinking I went to food. I gained some unwanted weight and I feel down about it sometimes. I never had a problem with my weight before, and that was because I was always walking to all of the bars to drink my lunch or dinner. I never had a healthy lifestyle in my adult life and my husband and I are working to change that. It's tough but I am motivated, and sometimes I am not because my broken heart  and negative thoughts over take me.      When I finally go to God he reminds me of what I am doing for Him and what He is doing for me.  He shows me the bigger picture, that I am doing somethin…