Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Addictions and Sexual Assault

by Tersia Smith

Sexual assault affects so many people; however, a majority of sexual assaults are not ever reported to the police. While most perpetrators will not suffer consequences of their actions, survivors can feel their life is held captive by the effects of this trauma, unsure how to break free and return to a normal life. Sexual assault can take a toll on one’s mental health. Depression, flashbacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among survivors. Victims of sexual abuse are three times more likely than the average person to suffer from depression, and six times more likely to suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Thoughts from The Bible

God’s Image Restored in Christ

by Sarah Wootten Corinth Missionary Baptist Church

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness,’” (Genesis 1:26, ESV).

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Fishing tip of the week

Retrieve is Everything
by Mike Gerry

Observing my customers day after day most anglers fish their bait the same way cast after cast. The contrary though, is recommended as most experienced anglers are constantly adjusting their retrieve and making a change as to how they present it until they find a bite.

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Love shouldn’t hurt- ever

Helping Someone Through Trauma

by Teresia Smith

What is trauma? In simple words, trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships, and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. It can be really hard if someone you care about is struggling with the effects of trauma. You might be unsure of what to say or do if someone talks to you about trauma. Let’s talk about how you can help.

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Thoughts from The Bible

Created in the Image of God

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