Tips to protect yourself from Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault: 15 Tips to Protect Yourself

Let me be real clear from the beginning of this post…if you have been sexually assaulted, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.  PERIOD.  No matter what you did or did not do…the choice was 100% the decision of the perpetrator.  They could have chosen to not violate you, but they did not make that choice, so…

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Your Love Music Video

Your Love Music Video | Licy-Be (feat. Miss Lauren & Amanda McCleary) Licy-Be shares in her blog: “This song is intended to be fun, cheeky and light-hearted, however the lyrics are deep, expressing the love of God which draws us into worship and brings freedom!  I pray that this song reaches out and speaks deep…

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Suicide

All my life, I’ve never good enough for anyone. My half-brother raped me and made me sleep with him. When everything is going wrong, I can talk to someone here at TheHopeLine and I don’t feel alone. I’ve tried to kill myself three times in the past six months but TheHopeLine has helped me. Thank you for everything.  Thank…

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4 Ways to Keep Your Friends Safe

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM). That’s why this month, RAINN, a partner of TheHopeLine, is highlighting the important role that friends play in keeping each other safe. It’s about stepping up and showing you “C.A.R.E.” You have the ability to make a difference by intervening in a way that fits the…

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A Rape Survivor’s Story

Sarah Kate shares her story of rape, alcoholism, and depression with Unveiled Campaign and then shares how she was able to unveil the lies from the truth and learn to love herself again. Here is Sarah Kate’s Story: (Grab a tissue, you are going to need it.) UNVEILED is a campaign whose aim is to reveal or…

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6 Steps to Change Your Life

How to Change Your Life Guest Blog is written by: Susan Gillpatrick, MEd, LPC, CTS with Centerstone (a not-for-profit organization, they have provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years) The Courage, the Risks and the Rewards Life can be difficult and uncertain, especially…

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Self-Injury

I was cutting every day when I talked to a HopeCoach. It was not a pretty sight. I was dragged down by anyone you could possibly think of. My father was a very abusive man. I would get hurt for just simply being in the same room as him. I attempted suicide and after my…

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Death by Loneliness

Everybody get’s lonely from time to time…it’s human nature. I was kicked out of my old high school for bad attendance.  I felt like a failure when I was forced into an alternative school. (Which surprisingly turned out to be a better school then my old one!) Thankfully, I was with a guy who was there…

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What Does God Say About Who We Are

The Battle of Beach Towels and Droplets By: Jenna (volunteer and blogger for MAM – Morning After Ministries) From the time we are born to the moment we die, the world we encounter is trying to coat our identity with their opinions. Daily, we are told something about ourselves. It may be a friend saying positive,…

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Starting Over From Nothing

It was two weeks ago today I was at work and working in the same building I lived in when a fire started right where I was. I used two extinguishers to attempt to put it out, but it had raced up the walls and across the attic in seconds. I called my coworkers over…