Caring for Victims
Because of the jarring statistics — one in four women and one in six men have been or will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime — resources that apply the gospel to the reality of sexual assault are both necessary and relevant to the church today.
The goal of this is to raise awareness about sexual assault and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence and to care for victims of sexual assault. We want Christians to learn how to care for victims in ways that are compassionate, practical, and informed.
The Gospel and Sexual Assault
The disgrace that results from sexual assault has a way of grinding people down and heaping huge burdens on them. Because of it people feel lonely, filthy, worthless, repulsive, hopeless, and unwanted. Our hope is that God will use the clear Gospel message of our book, Rid of My Disgrace, to eliminate that disgrace and its effects. What victims need is for God to be strong when they are weak and to be close to the brokenhearted. We want people to experience God fulfilling his promises to them. We pray that God uses the book and these resources to apply the grace from Jesus deeper than the wounds people have experienced.
The only thing that gets to the depth of the devastation of sexual assault is God’s one-way, unconditional love expressed through, and founded on, the person and redemptive work of Jesus Christ. God’s radical grace and redemption are at the center of responding to the pain and needs brought on by a victim’s experiences.