The abuse that I want to talk about today is one of the deepest and hardest abuses to talk about. In fact, I have decided to make this a general introduction to the topic and then proceed with a series and discuss the various types individually. This difficult topic will include the various sexual abuses.Unfortunately, sexual abuse and violence comes in many forms. In order to better understand the wide range of sexual assault and violence that can occur, I will provide information on the different types of rape and sexual violence. A general definition of sexual abuse is as follows:
All of the sexual abuses are so personal and many are hidden deep within the recesses of our minds. We tend to push these back, intentionally trying to forget or even trying to explain away how it could have happened. Many victims live with guilt, shame, and confusion. Many have felt that it is easier not to talk about it. But, we have to all realize that it is not the victim’s fault and realize that healing comes when these wounds are exposed.
I just want to reinforce that God loves the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He knows all that we have been through and He wants to heal us.
Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”