A Second Compelling Invitation To Faith Leadership

A Second Compelling Invitation To Faith Leadership

Wow! I just returned from England.  While jet lag is still hanging around, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to go with Road’s Scholar and learn about the Lake District; Beatrix Potter and the poet Wordsworth land, as I call it. Then, to Northumberland to stand and touch Hadrian’s wall.  I was […]

The First Of A Compelling Invitation To Faith Leadership

The First Of A Compelling Invitation To Faith Leadership

The following is a true story from a former client many years ago.  At that time posting sex offenders online was a new resource.  She became concerned about a man whom she knew was teaching children’s Sunday school at her church.  He had been in jail for incest. She confirmed his identity through this then […]

One Lie That Seems Comfortable to Believe; Time Heals All Wounds

One Lie That Seems  Comfortable to Believe; Time Heals All Wounds

I really believe in the 4 R’s of recovery of sexual assault.  I have lived and am living on this Unintended Journey.  I have worked with hundreds of clients.  I have extrapolated the sequence of this Unintended Journey through the above as well as being trained.  When I was an intern, I had a supervisor […]

The First Aftershock…

The First  Aftershock…

I often wondered immediately after my own rape, Did this really happen?  I feel fine.  This can’t be happening to me! Everything and everyone seemed surreal for awhile.  I could not be left alone for the first two weeks after the rape.  In fact, I do not recall anything about my children-talking to them or […]

Nine Ways Our Faith Communities Can Help

Just a reminder April is Sexual Violence Awareness month.  More on this next month! Hope: A life raft…. Scholarly author Marie Marshall Fortune in her book Sexual Violence The Unmentionable Sin: An Ethical and Pastoral Perspective writes about a pastor who announced to his congregation that he would be attending a conference on sexual abuse.  […]

Hope and The Shocking Truth About Demonic Rape

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free….John 8:32.   The theme for this year is HOPE!  The following question was sent to me a few days ago.  She wanted me to include her name because she is far enough along on her Unintended Journey to be free of any […]

35 Things We’d Better Tell Our Sons About Harassment, Assault & “Boys will Boys”

 This is a long one, I know.  Kudos to the author.  It can change us and our culture.  The following is the best Christmas give we can give our sons.  It is beautiful.  Merry Christmas to you all. From: A Holy Experience <annvoskamp@aholyexperience.com> Date: November 21, 2014 at 7:36:25 AM GMT+8Subject: 35 Things We’d Better […]

The Great True Story of a Survivor’s Journey

The Great True Story of a Survivor’s Journey

The courageous woman  was recently asked to speak to a large group about her story.  Just like Cory’s story posted awhile back, it is an encouragement for all survivors and those that love them.  She was a guest on Beyond Abuse blog-talk radio July 25 and can be listened to on that site.  She is […]

Four Things Men Can Do To Help Stop Sexual Assaults

How can men get involved in the fight against gender violence? Join Brown’s Sexual Assault Peer Education (SAPE) Program! In this program, Brown students are trained in a nationally recognized bystander intervention model, “Bringing in the Bystander.”  Students then pair up and provide workshops to the Brown community about how to be a pro-social bystander […]

Yppee! Brave Miss World!

Yppee! Brave Miss World!

It has been a couple of years since I first went to a preview of this movie.  I am so glad it is now on Netflix.  I watched it the other night.  I have blogged on this movie before.  They changed the title from Miss World to Brave Miss World.  Her journey begins with the […]