Healing News March 1998
Contents for this edition:
Where to take the survey
Note from editor
Request for Submissions
Heal Me Lord
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart
Trust in the Lord with all thine soul
Listen to the Lord no matter what
Remember there is no , But Lord!
Your hearts desire is at your command
As long as you let Him give you a hand
Bruised and battered from within
Doesn't mean it came from sin
Torn and tattered, lost and confused
You just don't know which way to go
Crying because of the pain in your soul
Seek His healing touch to make you whole
Prayer and Praise
Thanks for the days
Help Me Lord
Show me what to do, and where I need to be
Wrapped in His loving arms of strength
Forgiveness of those who've hurt you
Forgiveness for yourself
All forgiveness comes from our Father up above
His touch has Healing Powers beyond compare
All we have to do is ask Him to be there
Letting go is hard to do
The hurt and pain
Really has no gain
Healing is really the only thing to do
So ask for God's Help and undying Love to pull you through
His ready and willing to be there just for you
He is our strength and our refuge
He'll always be there for you
He'll never let you down or go
So seek Him for your healing today
Lorna G. Hoefner As Given By God
The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with
what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley
You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what
is running inside you. -Rwandan proverb
Rape Survey Results
How long ago were you attacked?
less than 6 months was selected 9 times
6 months to a year was selected 4 times
1 - 3 years ago as selected 13 times
4 - 10 years was selected 10 times
11 years or more was selected 10 times
Question 2 Totals:
How long do you feel it took to regain some control of your life?
less than 6 months was selected 6 times
6 months to a year was selected 8 times
1 - 3 years was selected 13 times
4 - 10 years was selected 8 times
11 years or more was selected 6 times
Question 3 Totals:
How long do you feel it took to really heal?
less than a year was selected 0 times
more than a year was selected 5 times
More than 3 years was selected 2 times
You feel like you will heal eventually. was selected
You don't feel like you will heal. was selected 14 times
Question 4 Totals:
What has been most helpful to your healing?
Educating yourself about rape was selected 4 times
Talking to friends was selected 16 times
Joining a support group was selected 5 times
Utilizing a Rape Crisis Center was selected 3 times
The choice of "Other" was selected 16 times
Question 5 Totals:
How much has being a survivor of rape impacted your life?
only a little was selected 0 times
Somewhat impacted was selected 2 times
Somewhat impacted but getting better was selected 10 times
Severely impacted, moved, changed jobs etc. was
selected 20 times
I am not sure yet. was selected 15 times
Many thanks to each of you who took part in this month's survey.
The goal is to have a different survey each month available on the
To take the survey please go to the following url and click on whatever
answers apply. If none apply for you to the question given you do not have
to click a response. The url is found at the Rape
Recovery Help and Information Page.
The following is a clip from her page to give you an idea of the type
of information she has on it:
Victims' Legal Rights
Victims have always had rights, not just in what follows, but through
the various laws we have against criminal behavior that states certain
behavior is unacceptable and the offender shall and will be held accountable
and responsible for said criminal behavior.
For more information on the rights victims have please go to Kathy
Lilley's page and take a peek under
"Victims' Legal Rights" It will be worth the visit.
Trauma Anonymous is a 12
step recovery program for people suffering from P.T.S.D. It is a program
similar to the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Program and is said to be a
help to people. For information please visit the website at http://www.bein.com/trauma/
There is being a slight change in the way the newsletter is being distributed.
Because of the high volume of outgoing email the newsletter is now going
to be sent to you via Listbot.
To continue receiving this newsletter please go to http://raperecovery.terrashare.com
and enter your email address next to the Listbot Button. It will send an
automated response that you will have to reply to. All you need to do is
hit the reply button and send, the computers will do the rest. Thank you
as we make this small change.
Go ahead and email your submissions in as always. This is the best
way to ensure they will be seen. You will get a response unless it either
gets misdirected or overlooked. If you don't get a response within a week
please email again. All submissions are strongly encouraged.
This newsletter is written by survivors,
families, and friends, for other survivors, families and friends.