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.
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).
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.
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.
Created in the Image of God