Some say rape is about power. It has been said that when a woman is raped, her power is taken away. Not only is this notion erroneous, but it is what keeps many woman silent. The immense power within a woman cannot be destroyed. It can be hidden under scars that feel like they will last a lifetime. However, the lasting effects of rape can be mitigated by uncovering the power that may feel like it was cleverly concealed. So many survivors believe that they are alone on a journey. Their story may be theirs…but the journey belongs to everyone.
Original Air Date: December 16, 2013
When a person forces their will upon you without your full compliance, that is a form of rape; it doesn’t have to include brute force or a fight/struggle. When you tell someone “no”, tell them you’re uncomfortable with something, or that you would rather not, and they continue to force themselves upon you – your sense of safety & normality gets distorted. This distortion confuses your sense of reality & travels into your future. This episode of the Coffee & Christ show will share with you one man’s journey of deliverance from the effects of rape, at an early age. Don’t miss “Raped, Distorted & Delivered” with Dave Bannister.
Bullied, beaten, neglected and raped, Lisa Long’s walk in the world would never be the same. Join us in watching this weeks episode of the Coffee & Christ show as Lisa shares with us the struggles she’s fought to overcome and how turning her life over to God gave her the peace that she so desperately needed.
Want more personal testimonies from the Coffee & Christ show?
LC Smith rocked the house with his inspiring testimony HERE.
Jeremy Armstrong shared his struggle overcoming drug addiction HERE.
And Kevin Mosca shared his testimony: Giving God a Chance.
Calls for Men to Be Blindfolded in Public
In response to claims that men are unable to restrain themselves from committing rape if they see women in skimpy clothing, members of law enforcement agencies around the country have called for men to blindfold themselves when they are in places where they might encounter a female wearing a tank top or a short skirt.
Nothing in this world seems more brutal, more unfair, and crueler than the abuse of a child. Whether it’s child trafficking, child hunger, emotional, mental, physical, or sexual abuse, children are the most vulnerable among us. For any decent human being, the stories of Satan’s work against our children churn our stomachs and fuel our rage. It also fuels the questions of where is God and why does He allow even the children to suffer so? If you have not faced this question from others or asked yourself the same, you are more than likely in the minority.