She forced herself to appear cheerful as she struggled to survive on the inside. Life felt anything but happy as she suffered in silence, shame and confusion.
This was the story of a university student who attended our Church. She always appeared happy and was eager to participate in Church activities. Yet inwardly she was bating turmoil, fear, confusion and depression.
As she increasingly felt a loss of control, she hesitantly decided to talk with me about her struggles .
It was in this meeting that she finally gained the courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself for many years. She had been sexually molested by a family member when she was a little girl and, to my surprise, I was the first person to hear her painful story.
This began a challenging yet essential path to healing and rebuilding her life. Gratefully, she is now…
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