Testimony with Transparency

A week ago I was asked to facilitate a class on sexual assault for work. I am glad that I had an opportunity to talk about sexual assault to others and it is a part of my healing process. During the introduction we were asked to talk about how sexual assault has an effect on our lives.  I shared with the group that sexual assault is a subject that is something that is near to my heart. I told the group that I was a survivor of sexual assault and know first hand the pain that sexual assault can lead to.  I went on to explain that I tend to be open about my past and because of that many other survivors of sexual assault will tell me what has happened to them. I feel that the numbers that are posted about sexual assault are inaccurate because many people do not report what has happened to them.  I feel that I can help with the healing of those that have been sexual assaulted because I am willing to air out all of my business.  I’ve never been a private person, and I feel that me being transparent does help with my ability to reach those that would normally stay silent on the things that have happened.  Silence is sometimes important, but at times these secrets can eat away at us and healing can never take place. My prayer is that God will use me as I share my testimony with transparency of the healing the pain from my sexual assault attacks.