Over The Past Week, Cristal And I have recieved a LOT Of incredible feedback. We have also been met with questions like "why now?" To Anwser this question we Both had to come to terms with our own standpoint and experiences with sexual assault.
Cristal and I found strength through our healing process both together and individually. We both faced things in this process that honestly, could only be resolved within our relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Now...we understand not everyone is "about that Jesus-life". We aren't here to shove Religion, or another temporary remedy to soothe your doubt, misconceptions, ideologies, beliefs, or past experiences. But we both would be lying if we denied a major aspect of us being able to speak up now, and that's through the strength we only know to be Christ Jesus.
"I personally received Christ in my heart two months after I was raped. I had been hurt so much in my past that I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to love someone like me. I was damaged not only physically but emotionally. I had never known a love like the one I received from This "Jesus". I didn't have all the answers then, nor do I do now, but I know a God who has been faithful through this process..."
So although we both are women of Faith, we understand not everyone is "there" yet. Not everyone is looking for Christ or God, or a higher power, some are still hurting, some are still asking this inFamous GOD " WHY, me?" "Why did you ALLOW him, or her to hurt me that way, why didn't you intervene, why weren't YOU there, when I was crying alone on my bedroom floor, why couldn't it be someone else, why weren't you able to rescue me from humiliation, pain, abuse?!" ...yea, we asked all those questions too.
But we were left with this hope "that The SAME God, who allowed his perfect son to die on a cross that so many would later neglect, ignore, and deny...counted it ALL JOY, this same God knew that behind every pain is PURPOSE.
And though we aren't here to save the sins of the world, we are here to help you cope through some of it...to let you know that after this, is a better day, a day when your story MEANS something beyond just the pain.
Let's heal together.
Cristal and Devin
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