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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 shame and she wants people to know this kind of rape really happens.  Well, her story may not seem like it has hope in it, but it does.  She is on the Recovery Road.   When I have given workshops on this topic, it is amazing how many who attend have either experienced it, or have tried to work with someone who describes it and  has not understood or believed their counselee; suddenly they  understood.  A real ‘Aha’ experience.   The Code of Silence is strong, but God is stronger….

“Dear Sherrill,
As a survivor of coerced sexual violence as a teen and young adult, I still have the demonic violence in “dreams.”. I put it in quotes because it’s not just a pretend story that I’m thinking while I sleep, it’s real.  When I realize what’s happening, I try to demand them to stop in Jesus’ name, but often it seems to do no good.  When I call to Jesus or Daddy or Holy Spirit, I wake up, but often I can’t go back to sleep.  I have 8 kids whose childhood has been robbed of a well rested mommy, or a mommy who has to sleep-in a lot.  I know that deliverance is so near, I’m just trying to find the way.  I have had people pray for me and some deliverance ministry.  Please pray that God will show me the next step.  Thank you.
I give the following definition of Demonic Rape in my book:
“Succubus: a demon assuming female form to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep–compare incubus.
Incubus : 1) an evil spirit that lies on persons in their sleep: especially:one that has sexual intercourse with women while they are sleeping–compare succubus  2)nightmare  3) one that oppresses or burdens like a nightmare.” (this definition is directly from Webster/Merriam dictionary as noted in the book)  I would like to see both of these definitions rewritten as sexual violence  (SV) rather than sexual intercourse because intercourse implies mutual consent.  SV is done when the genitals are the weapons of choice being used.  Anytime there is not overt mutual consent among adults, intercourse is SV.
 We can learn to make it safe for these survivors to come forth, believe them, and either learn to help them or find resources for them that are safe, there lies the Hope.  Keeping it under the Code of Silence will not expose the truth and help them get free.
As an end note, don’t you find it interesting that it is in the dictionary if it isn’t real?  Dr. Jim Friesen, a Christian psychologist allowed me to include a story out of his book Uncovering The Mystery of MPD.  It can be found in Appendix A.  Deliverance is possible even though it may be hard to find help, it is out there.  Don’t give up.  I invite pastors and counselors to learn about this issue because it is happening  in our faith communities.  This form of rape is really under the Code of Silence mostly for fear of not being believed.  Kudos to Kristine.  She is very courageous to make the choice to pursue healing.

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