“A Beacon of Light”

This is for the many who have been broken and feel that they can never be used by God. But He uses the broken to let His Light shine through them as He brings healing and restoration to those who have felt discarded and abused.

“A Beacon of Light”…
are the words that came to me…
as I prayed for God’s guidance…
and what He wanted me to be. Continue reading

Give HOPE!

This time of year is bringing many memories of brokenness and pain back. I encourage each of you to reach out to someone who is depressed and broken and give them Hope for their futures.

Memories flood back…
with thoughts of yesteryear.
When I was so broken…
and living in fear.
Surrounded by darkness…
with walls closing in.
Feeling no one cared…
and pain wound never end. Continue reading

Abusive Threats

“IF YOU TELL ANYONE!”

This picture always brings back memories. These words are threats and many of us have suffered from fear brought on by these threats… But we must expose it for what it is–ABUSE!

Abusive threats…
keep victims at bay.
With fear of abusers…
carrying out what they say. Continue reading

Fight, Flight, or “Freeze” Tonic Immobility

Originally posted on CARNAL ABUSE BY DECEIT - Stop rape by fraud!:

A victim’s reaction to trauma

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You awake to a very large, strong man covering your mouth with one hand, making it difficult to breathe, let alone scream. In the other hand, he’s clenching a knife millimeters from your face. Terror seizes your entire body and you react…. but how?

Fight or flight is the response society expects in violent attacks. Your hypothalamus and pituitary take over, instantly flooding you with hormones to protect your sustainability.

  • Adrenalin arouses you to your circumstance.
  • Cortisol provides you with uncommon energy.
  • Opiods act like morphine to temporarily blind you to your pain.
  • Oxytocin attempts to stabilize your emotions.

Totally apart from your conscious control, you freeze.

You are not alone. It is estimated that 12 to 50% of rape victims will respond by freezing, and it is thought that the number is closer to 50% than 12%. Also, victims who experienced prior sexual trauma are more likely to…

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