I had a dream last night about rape!
Not of me being raped but women I know, have known since high school and those who went to school with my son and other women I know.
It was a very disturbing dream!
I hate these kinds of dreams for to me there is no point in them except the enemy messing with my sleep; however, the more I’ve pondered on this subject this morning the more I wonder if I’m to share my words…again.
I’ve been criticized for sharing too much, for being so open yet I know God has called me to be transparent of what I’ve experienced in hopes of showing others who may have suffered similar experiences that there is hope in Him!
Rape is sexual intercourse, either with the man’s penis or some object inserted into the victim, against the other person’s will!
With regard to my experiences in my childhood I’ve used the words assault, molested, violated but today let’s call it what it really is/was: RAPE!!!
And rape can be carried out by women!
Rape is having some object, human or not, forced inside any of your openings against your will!
Rape is wrong!
Rape can happen to little girls and boys, women and men!
I truly can’t count the times I’ve been raped from before I did not have memories up to my adulthood! It was wrong!
Rape is about the rapist being a bully!
Rape is about the rapist humiliating the one being raped!
Rape is about the rapist needing the power over another!
Rape is wrong!!
Some of my rapists are dead and gone, others are not!
In my dream I had a tazer like object but when I touched these people who were raping they just dissolved! How cool is that!!!
It has taken boat loads of prayers, tears, hard work and quality counselors to help me get past my former horrific experiences! I praise God He has me in the palm of His hand. I don’t know why I had to go through what I did but I can guarantee you if it was to help one person I will share my story anywhere I can!
You can heal from rape, from abuse!
You must be willing to fight the fight to overcome and rise above it!
I share a lot of these experiences in my book, Secrets in the Hollers, as well as the new one, Secrets Exposed!
It is high time to tell the secrets!
I hope you will stand with me in stating that there should be #secretsnomore !
I’d love to hear your story!
You are not alone and someone does truly care about you!
I am a #warriorrisingup !!!
Check our my facebook page at: Author Pamela Richards Woodall
I am available for speaking engagements and training opportunities working to help heal the hurting from various abusive situations!
You do not have to bear the pain alone!