Nearly one in 5 U.S women raped in lifetime: study


ATLANTA (Reuters) - Nearly 20 percent of women in the United States have been raped at least once and one in four has been severely attacked by an intimate partner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday.

Almost 80 percent of female victims were first raped before age 25 and more than half were raped by a current or former partner, according to the CDC's analysis of data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence

Survey of 18,049 men and women in the United States in 2010.
The survey, which the CDC said was the first of its kind, found that one in eight female rape victims said the perpetrator was a family member.

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I put this under apostasy due to the sickening nature of the immorality of our age.

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and just think

these are only the reported ones!

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Touchy subject...

The figures are likely not accurate as Medicnh says they only represent the ones reported. I was torn on replying to this or not. But after prayerful consideration I have decied to share something only a very very few people know- namely only the Lord, my husband, me and another individual. When I was 17yrs old, I was raped. I didn't take it to the police or my parents because I felt like it was my fault somehow and I felt ashamed it had happened at all.. My father would have killed the man as well and I was worried dad would get hurt or in trouble or maybe even blame me. Dad died and never knew. My mom still doesn't know nor any of my family. But the Lord knows and I gave it to Him long ago. The Lord helped me through that dark season. I forgave the attacker and I let go of the shame I felt. My family doesn't know not because I am ashamed now but because it would serve no positive purpose to share it with them when it may cause them guilt or shame for not protecting me from the man. Not that they could have. The man was very handsome. He was a car salesman who my dad and I had talked to about a new car for me. He called me at my HOME and asked me out. I was flattered and shouldn't have been. I dressed nice in a dress (that I later burned) because he asked me to saying he wanted to take me somewhere special for dinner. I was young, naive and innocent. Mom and dad weren't home so I decided I was nearly an adult why shouldnt I go... He's so cute. I decided to go. It was the single most frightening experience of my life. God gave me grace to endure and when it was over the man even said he'd call me. I kept my mouth shut til I got back to my car. All I wanted was to get back to my car and go home. I remember as I got out trembling, bleeding and upset. He repeated he'd call me and he did by the way but I said don't bother. He laughed. I wont forget that he laughed. He did call but I wouldn't take the call. He wanted to sell me a car at that point. I was afraid of him and all men for a long time, would go no where near the woods for YEARS... Eventually as I said, I forgave him and that was easier than the next step which was letting it go but as I said the Lord helped me. That man stole a part of me but the Lord gave it back with wisdom.
Pray for these women (young and old) NO ONE should endure this ever. May the Lord give them comfort and grace.
~blessings~

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God Bless You

I have been in the ministry nearly 50 years and heard your story too many times. Thank God for his grace and love. You can be of great encouragement to many who suffer as you have. Let the hurts of the past become strengths for the future and let the Lord use you to help those who need such help.

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what was taken...

Is gone to someone I will hopefully will have the opportunity to see again to let him know I forgave him. I didn't fight the man. When I grew anxious about where we were going the man tried to reassure me but in my soul I knew this is wrong. When we 'parked' he was in control and I knew it. He knew it to. I thought of fighting and I did in that I was stiff and unyielding but I heard a voice inside myself that said don't resist. Be quiet. Comply. I grew calmer but I was still terrified. It was not that long of an event really. It took very little time to erase years of self confidence and trust. I wanted to yell at him but the voice said no. be still. The fact my body betrayed me was horrifying in and of itself. But I lived. I wonder if I had not complied and done what he wanted if I would have left the woods since my family had no idea where I was. I believe although my innocence was taken not everything was lost there in that place. Satan may have used him to hurt me but Jesus was there with His strips and wounds and His arms were around me... I found a good husband or rather he was sent to me. I didn't tell him until much later. For years we'd argue about going camping (his passion) and he couldn't understand my abject loathing of the woods. He was furious at the man when I finally told him. But I told him to let it go. After he knew, he helped me get over my distrust of the woods. It took a long time. Now we go camping together. :)
God is gracious. Thank you for your words, Doc. ~Blessings~

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God Bless

Tho there are memories that often come back His Grace is greater than all our fears. Sounds like the Lord blessed you with a God husband. Be thankful for his understanding and patience. I pray that you will be able to help others that may not have been as blessed as you with someone to help them grow through their trial.

Doc

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Thank you so much for sharing

Thank you so much for sharing that and sharing how the Lord helped you through it. God is gracious.
Matthew 11:28-30

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Oh Sister!!

I am so sorry for what you had endured as a young woman. I am glad that you have found healing over this most unfortunate and evil act against your youth. You are a strong woman and JESUS loves you! When we finally go home we will have new bodies and those bodies can never be defiled. I too did suffer some things as a youngster and I have had to forgive as well. One day soon all of the nightmares we have had in our lives will melt away and be remembered no more. That is my hope and prayer. Thanks for sharing such a personal experience. It took a lot of courage. Love you even more today! God Bless sweet girl!

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lyndy

thank you for those words. It was a violence I would NEVER want another to go through. I pray the Lord convicts the spirit of the man (his name was Kelley) I guess I'll never forget his name or what he looked like for that matter. I won't forget but I have forgiven. The Lord forgave us didn't He? He forgave so much more than one evil enacted on Him... He had to endure all the physical pain in the flesh as well as the spiritual pain from all that sin entering His perfection. If anyone understands defilement....He does. Our sins defiled Him but He cried over us, loved us and forgave us. How could I not eventually forgive that man the sins against me.
I am sorry for the pain you have endured as well and thankful you have been able to forgive and I love you too... I look forward to my glorified body too. When I can stand blazing in purity before my Lord who gave it to me! :)
~Blessings~

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The Passion of Christ!

I watched it last night. I did indeed cover my eye's over a whole lot of it due to it's unimaginable brutality. I CRIED over what our SAVIOR had to endure. He was spit upon, He was MOCKED, He was LAUGHED AT, He was beaten, humiliated, unmercifully tortured yet He prayed over His tormentors. Forgive them FATHER for they know not what they do. I was drained after watching this portrayal of what Christ went through for us. In the end He was bloodied from head to toe, utterly humanly broken but HIS spirit never was. Yes, He died for the sins of the world, every last ugly sin was put upon HIS shoulders. ONLY GOD IN THE FLESH could ever endure such a thing. I love Jesus so much, what He did for us is TRUE LOVE! With the forgiveness you have in your heart Sister, perhaps "Kelly" will realize what he did to you and learn to forgive himself. That is a gift you can give to him Sister. The gift of forgiveness and that is what we owe ALL who have wronged us because GOD forgave us FIRST! Right Sister? HUGS!

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YES INDEED

You're right.
Amen...
~blessings (and hugs back to ya)

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You know..

Whats so beautiful about this? Even though our times have seen the most wicked sinners the grace of God can give peace to the victim and heal the aggressor and lift all unto righteousness. Think about it, you are so loved that you can be an equal heir to His glory, reign with Him! Even the man who hurt you can share in such a glory for there is no condemnation in Christ. His love covers ALL our sins.Your story of coming to Christ was very heartfelt. I counted myself as one of those wicked sinners, and now I am redeemed by His blood. So beautiful to behold isn't it? We'll be gone from here soon.

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Grace to the gracefull...law to the lawless Cainites, Balaamites, Korahites

Self Deception...God's Word does not apply...Cain...materialism
Deception for Sale...I can manipulate God's Word for gain...Balaam...religion
Group Deception...I now am as god(s)...Korah...politics / "community organizing" / gangs

The Rewarder (Heb 11:6...Rev 22:12) is always Reading the Scroll of a Life...As in salvation...forgiveness from God only comes after true repentance ... He santifies after you submit yourself to His will, purpose, and plan by believing His Word.

No true repentance = no true belief...no excuse...reward / wages to follow...Heb 12:5-8
Guilt for consequences / law Gr#3341 VS. / is not repentance learning righteousness / grace Gr#3340...Heb 12:16-17(KJV)

Gal 6:7-9... Do not be not deceived and then deluded and then misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions or by His precepts being set aside.) (he inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.) For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.

Tree (worldview) of me! Me!! ME!!! the root of the Flesh / Fallen Adamic self worship
Dis - Regard... Faith in YHVH's Nutrition / Omniscience...Manipulation...
Dis - Connect... Truth of YHVH's Mercy / Omnipresence...Rejection
Dis - Pair....Grace in YHVH's Life / Omnipotence...Obsession
Dis - Believe...Reward in YHVH's Love / Omniagape...Revenge

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To be honest.

I'm afraid. I pray all the time to be counted among His righteous. You caught me with Despair... I do have an obsession over this whole ministry. The overboard comments I made were a result of my own impatience. Tell me, what is God's Word definition for repentance? I pray for forgiveness and discipline often, apparently not enough. You're a great help Shama.

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Prov 3:5...Trust in YHVH the Lord...Hb#982 batach.. to take refuge in, to confide in, find your security...Matt 23:37 ...You need Him
Psa 91:4...Under His wings shall you trust and find refuge...Hb#2620 chacah...to run again back to His place of protection ... You need Him always - like right now run... 1Thes 5:17-18
Isa 53:1... Who has believed Hb#539 aman...trusted in, relied on, and clung to, known from many faithful certain experiences ... Abba is always Faithful in His Way, Christ is always Merciful in His Truth, the Spirit is always Graceful empowering you to Life...

Read all of Ephesians 3 and carefully consider it as Christ through Paul, prayer to you & for you ...

"In faith believing" is an active trusting relationship with Christ ... with His Word as His personal communication to you...inspired by the indwelling Holy Spirit ... I am just your brother... for you have an Everlasting Father... Matt 23:8-11... Ever teaching, ever correcting, ever guiding, ever loving...Let His many sided manifold wisdom shine through by your relationship to Him as ...

Isa 9:6...
Wonderful...El pele Hb#6382
Counseler...El yaats Hb#3289
Mighty God... El gibbowr Hb#1368
Everlasting Father...Ad ab Hb#5703,1
Prince of Peace...Sar Shalom Hb#8269,7965

John 15:7 if you abide in Me and My Words abide in you...

Here is the example from 2Tim 3:13-17(KJV) ... and a pattern...
Doctrine is Instruction ... Romans
Reproof is Evident(ce) ... Corinthians
Correction is Rectification ... Galatians
Righteousness is Commitment to Maturng (perfecting) ... Ephesians

What's the instruction / Way? ...What's the evidence/ Truth? ... What's the correction/ to return to Life? ... Mature fruitful living John 14:6...1Cor 15:1-4... Heb 11:6

Gen 3:1-6...
Abba's grace.......vs. al makir / Selfish Deception / Serpent / Satan
Relationship........vs. Religion v.6
Revelation.. .......vs. Rationalization v.5
Praise....... ........vs. Ridicule v.1,4
in faith believing vs. fallen adamic thinking

YHVH = Behold Our Strongest and Surest Help / Arm of the LORD / Foundation Anchor Refuge / Defender in this Age and the next

In memory of Janice Blackburn Ott ... and all the others ... His reward is True...

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Sister

hugs you precious soul.

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~bless you...

IHG, thanks for the hugs. All of them are appreciated. Sister hugs you back >SQUUUEEZZZEEE<

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A VERY similar story happened

A VERY similar story happened to my sister, Sister, when she was also that age. Date rape. She told no one because my father would have killed the boy/man. She struggled with blaming herself for not fighting enough (in her eyes), too. I didn't know about it until I was in my 30s. She finally confided in me and I understood why she went through so many changes after that time period (insecurity/depression/fear/passive aggression in her marriage/etc.). She has come through, just as you, through her faith; the balm of Gilead covers all. Thank you for sharing...

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Tracy b

I really didn't know or plan to tell all that I told but I felt compelled to. I will pray for your sister to continue in God's good healing grace. Tell her, I understand what it means to feel powerless but thanks to our God and Savior we have been restored, purified and whole. :)
I don't fear what mankind can do to me. This body came from the earth and will return to it. Like an old pair of jeans one day I will toss this form aside and take on incorruptible garments and so shall we all who belong to the Lamb! :)
~Blessings to all!!!!

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