Rape may be the ugliest of the four-letter words. One in five of all women experience sexual assault. That’s almost 20% of the female population. It’s the woman that delivers your mail, your college professor, the cashier at your grocery store or maybe it’s you. But there’s another word that is just as powerful, it’s hope. Here on A Woman’s Soul: Restored, we’ll be talking about hope. We’ll be talking about how that assault does not define you – or dictate your future, that you should not feel shame, and that you have the potential and deserve to find all of the joy that you are due. You’ll learn to reclaim your power, to believe in you, and rise up with confidence and spirit.
Restored by The Word of God and Music
American National Independent Recording Artist Divine Favor, also known as Min. K.C. Webb, has won many awards and accolades over the years. She is a firm believer in Family and has a passion for the craft she loves so much. This soulful songstress, award-winner, profession vocalist, vocal trainer, and Minister of the Word has a personal story to tell of traumatic events that have happened in her life. Divine shows strength, transparency, and endurance as she discusses a form of sexual abuse that most are ashamed to talk about. Through her healing, she is able to openly discuss her past and how The Word of God and her music restored her.
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Pierce The Soul
Somewhere along the lines of an old wives tale about, "...words can never hurt me", we have found out that is a lie. Verbal abuse can cause just as much harm as physical abuse, but because words are seen as trivial and harmless, we do not take verbal abuse seriously. The tongue can be a vile little creature, and when the ones we love use words to hurt us, it cuts deeper than any physical scar can. Words are a double-edged sword; they can help or harm."Use your words to heal not hurt!" Latonia Hendry
Faith Restored My Soul – Part II
Join me on this riveting episode of A Womans Soul Restored as I conclude my interview with Pastor Sharon Burrell. Pastor Burrell is a Co-author, Empowerment Speaker, and a Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health so listen in as we take a motivational journey to Restoration by Faith.
Faith Restored My Soul
My 1st guest on my 5th episode of A WomansSoul Restored is Sharon Burrell. Ms. Burrell is a Pastor, Co-author, Empowerment Speaker, and a Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health. The journey from The Big Island to America has not been an easy one.
She has had many trials in her life, and has been verbally and sexually abused, but has not let those occurances hold her back. She gives a powerful empowerment session in part 1 of a 2 part podcast."Abuse can stop you in your mental tracks!" Pastor S. Burrell
When His Issues Become Your Issues
When we correlate traumatic events that have happened to us, and compare it to issues that our partners may have, they fit together. Especially in intimate or parental relationships, issues of the males in our lives may seem like a heart issue, but it is a mind facet that connects their mental issue with our heart in a negative way. It is a heart issue for us because of how we were created as women. We have a yearning to be fixers, but at some point, we can become the recipient of the issue. "Live to tell your story. Do not become a statistic; do not be spoken of in the past tense!" Latonia Hendry
The Silent Weapon of Destruction
According to Psychology Today, as many as 70% of adults and 52% of children suffer from Depression as a result of recently being removed from an abusive situation. In a 7-10 year case study, those numbers increase by 9% in adults and 12% in adolescents up to age 19 and young people up to age 24. When we are experiencing abuse, or just getting out of a toxic relationship, we do not fully grasp the severity of what is or has happened because we have a self-mechanism to 'numb' ourselves to adapt and accept. As time goes by, and we realize fully what has taken place, the hurt and shame may bring on depression or even a deeper depression. The numbers are also higher because children do not tell sometimes until their teen years or even adulthood. Women sometimes feel that stigma of blame as well and do not come forward until years later. This is also true of children whom have grown up in abusive homes.There is hope for a better tomorrow not filled with disturbing thoughts and images that may cause our mental health to become imbalanced. We do not have to live a life suffocated by The Silent Weapon of Destruction."Your beauty may be covered in ashes, but ashes can be washed away!"