Victim to Victory – A Safe Place To Heal

08 Jun Victim to Victory – A Safe Place To Heal

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.  Nothing is too hard for you….”  Jeremiah 32:17

“I am stronger, I am more confident, and I am beginning to get my voice back.”

Those triumphant words are declared today by Andrea, a sexual-abuse survivor and graduate of PHD’s Life Group, “Victim to Victory.”Victim to Victory is a support group for women ages 13 and up, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest, and rape.  In a time where sexual abuse is still often a shameful topic to address, The Potter’s House Church of Denver has stepped up to provide women a safe place to heal emotionally and spiritually.

Victim to Victory is a support group for women ages 13 and up, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest, and rape.  In a time where sexual abuse is still often a shameful topic to address, The Potter’s House Church of Denver has stepped up to provide women a safe place to heal emotionally and spiritually.

After completing this 13-week group, Andrea went on to say, “I have grown so much in such a short amount of time.  After taking this class, I can finally see how my abuse impacted other areas of my life.  I have a new mindset and my life has been changed forever!”

Those are indeed powerful words.  Even more exciting is that Andrea’s triumph is not just a singular incidence.  Other members of this dynamic group report similar victories:

  • “I never realized how sexual abuse affected me, and I felt I was to blame, like I deserved it. This class has helped me know that is not true.  I can receive healing and comfort, God is guiding me and I am growing in my faith.”
  • “This is the first time I’ve ever attended a group like this. I’ve been amazed at the ability to deeply identify truths from past occurrences I didn’t fully understand.  All the growth I experienced is because of the substance and tools I received in this class.”

 

Such testimonies speak to this certainty:  people within the church body experience the same hurt and trauma as the population at large.  When we have spirit-filled  trained believers willing to walk alongside such hurting individuals, the Church is truly an outreach to the unsaved, a hospital for the wounded, and a resource to the community.

Barbra Russell, MA, LPC
Director, Counseling Ministry

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