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22 July 14
Today marks the 20th #anniversary of the day I broke the #silence on nearly a decade of #sexualabuse in my childhood. Mixed emotions today as I am in the midst of a lifelong #journey of #healing, but I’m grateful for a #God who continues to walk me through it and give me #purpose.

Today marks the 20th #anniversary of the day I broke the #silence on nearly a decade of #sexualabuse in my childhood. Mixed emotions today as I am in the midst of a lifelong #journey of #healing, but I’m grateful for a #God who continues to walk me through it and give me #purpose.

21 July 14
"Pain draws us into hiding. Purpose calls us out." 
Thanks for the pic @richardoriginal #breathe14 @jhousecbus

"Pain draws us into hiding. Purpose calls us out."
Thanks for the pic @richardoriginal #breathe14 @jhousecbus

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18 July 14
My notes for tonight. #breathe14 @jhousecbus 7:30pm, Heartland Conference Retreat Center, Ohio.

My notes for tonight. #breathe14 @jhousecbus 7:30pm, Heartland Conference Retreat Center, Ohio.

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17 July 14
Come. 7:30pm tomorrow (Friday) night. Heartland Conference Retreat Center, 3201 County Rd 225, Marengo, Ohio. 💥”God is Greater than Pain and Suffering.” It’s the only reason I’m still here. #nicolebromley #breathefestival @jhousecbus info: www.breathefestival.org/

Come. 7:30pm tomorrow (Friday) night. Heartland Conference Retreat Center, 3201 County Rd 225, Marengo, Ohio. 💥”God is Greater than Pain and Suffering.” It’s the only reason I’m still here. #nicolebromley #breathefestival @jhousecbus info: www.breathefestival.org/

22 June 14
Getting excited to speak at #BreatheFestival @jhousecbus next month. #camping #speakers #worship #friends #hearmefridaynight! #Greater www.breathefestival.org

Getting excited to speak at #BreatheFestival @jhousecbus next month. #camping #speakers #worship #friends #hearmefridaynight! #Greater www.breathefestival.org

23 May 14
Our school for 80 kids in Cambodia is almost finished! We only need to add the floor and windows and they’ll be all set for fall classes. Praise God and thank you for continuing to support me and the mission of #OneVOICE and #OneVOICE4freedom. Please consider donating to further this work.

Our school for 80 kids in Cambodia is almost finished! We only need to add the floor and windows and they’ll be all set for fall classes. Praise God and thank you for continuing to support me and the mission of #OneVOICE and #OneVOICE4freedom. Please consider donating to further this work.

21 May 14
Flying to NYC today to support @chasemtarca and his #filmscreening tomorrow night in #TimesSquare. Such an honor to have helped inspire this amazing young film producer and his new project that’s giving a #voice to #sexualabuse, #rape, challenging #men and changing #culture. http://Devilinthedoorwayfilm.com

Flying to NYC today to support @chasemtarca and his #filmscreening tomorrow night in #TimesSquare. Such an honor to have helped inspire this amazing young film producer and his new project that’s giving a #voice to #sexualabuse, #rape, challenging #men and changing #culture. http://Devilinthedoorwayfilm.com

22 April 14
Awaiting the moment when a few hundred high schoolers pour into this gymnasium to hear what I’ve come to share :) #breakingthesilence at #mvcs #saam2014 #saam #sexualabuse #sextrafficking #findyourvoice #shareyourstory

Awaiting the moment when a few hundred high schoolers pour into this gymnasium to hear what I’ve come to share :) #breakingthesilence at #mvcs #saam2014 #saam #sexualabuse #sextrafficking #findyourvoice #shareyourstory

18 April 14
Posted: 9:35 AM

4 Ways to Support A Friend

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(April 2, 2014 via RAINN) — April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. But speaking about something like abuse or assault can be especially difficult. That’s why if you or someone you love has been affected, it’s crucial to have a support system in place.

If someone discloses details of an assault, there are ways to be supportive. The reaction of the first person a survivor tells can impact his/her decision to move forward and get help — whether that involves contacting the National Sexual Assault Hotline or reporting a crime to the police.

That’s why this April, we are focused sharing ways you can support a friend, or what to look for in a supportive friend. If a friend or loved one opens up to you about a sexual assault experience, here are four ways you can be supportive through their healing process:

Listen. Speaking up can be the hardest part for a survivor. Validate your friend’s experience by giving him or her your full attention and a listening ear. Don’t judge or question their actions.

“I’m so sorry that happened to you. Do you want to talk about it?”

Respect. You may be the first person your friend tells. Let him or her share their story on their own terms. Allow your friend to move through the recovery process at his/her own pace.

“We don’t have to talk about it right now, but I’m here for you when you’re ready.”

Share. A survivor may need or want additional support, resources for medical treatment or emotional support. Providing the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) is a good first step.

“I care about you. Can I get you connected to RAINN’S hotline?”

Repeat. Create a culture of openness by continuing to listen to your friend and provide support when appropriate.

“Thanks for sharing with me. Remember, I’m always here for you. Just say the word.”

It’s never too late for someone to get help. Whether an assault occurred 20 years ago, or just yesterday, you can still be there for a friend or loved one who has experienced sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, it’s not your fault. You are not alone. Help is available 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or visit the Online Hotline.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh