Thursday, November 4, 2010

prayers for the survivors

I am at a training for dialectical behavioral therapy. A therapy commonly used for borderline personality disorder. A disorder that has a high incidence of clients with sexual abuse or assault in their past. And tonight I watched private practice which was very graphic tonight about a sexual assault, or the word that I hate to say , rape.

Sexual crimes are horrific. I can't tell you how many women I hear who say things like it left them hollow, tearing out their soul. I hate it. I am hurting for them tonight. I have my own assault experiences, but as time passes I hurt less for myself and more for others. I guess that's a normal progression after some degree of acceptance.

Let's just send up some prayers for the next couple of days for the victims. The silent ones. The healing ones. The ones in gut wrenching emotional pain. The ones who self medicate to numb. The ones who cut. The ones who contemplate suicide. The ones who are working to help others but still falling back into their own pain at times. The list could go on...but I think you get the idea. And if that one is you...and you would like specific prayer please feel free to comment or email. I would be honored to pray for you. God bless, and He loves you so much. Its true.


  1. Praying for you friend, that God is a shield about your heart and mind, thoughts and emotions, as you learn about DBT and hear of the horrific crimes.

    He goes before you and behind you and lays His hand upon you. He charges His angels concerning you. He shelters you under His wings.

    Praying for all the girls and women, boys and men, in pain.

    Love! Sam

  2. My sweet neice with such a beautiful heart, I pray for your daily and know that you are turning your experiences into knowledge for others. You are allowing honesty to heal yourself and others. You are an inspiration to me and one day, I hope to be able to do the same thing you are doing. It is about helping others through those times you think there is no reason to go on, no other person on the earth would want you and no way you will ever forgive yourself. I love you and I admire you!