Friday, October 16, 2015

Survival Stories...

Something has been on my mind for some time.  It started as a whisper from God and in His persistence, I'm proceeding here sharing it with you.  I do so with much prayer.

Sexual abuse is a very common but usually incredibly private issue.  Although victims of sexual abuse are not responsible for the abuse there is a huge stigma associated, despite how common the occurrence.  I have had the privilege of hearing many survivors bravely share their stories with me over the last 15 years...some breathing their reality for the first time.  I know that even though these stories are shared with tears, the result is relief.  To give voice to their experience is healing.  Some have shared with me events that dated back 50+ years and the rawness of the emotion was as if it were just yesterday.  As I've looked into their eyes and they speak it seems a window opens up and their souls are visible...and free.  It is a truly beautiful experience for these bold and strong survivors, one I am thankful and blessed to be a part of.

If this sounds all too familiar to you, if you can relate to this at all, if you have a story that needs to find its voice, I want to help.  I will admit that I am not a trained counselor or therapist but I am trying desperately to be obedient to God.  There are people who need to share and God is calling me to listen with love.  I vow to you that I will listen in confidence.  I will listen with compassion.  And I will pray for God's healing in your life.

I understand the delicacy so I encourage you to post anonymously here, private message me through Facebook Messenger (Angie Wainright), or email me at angie.wainright@gmail.

I make this offer with complete sincerity and God's leading.

Much Love...