Episode 0 (Part II): Rape, Healing, Marriage Vows, and Mental Health

WARNING: Rape and mental health issues are discussed. Please be aware, prepared, and find resources below if you are in need of support during or after listening to this episode.

Show Notes:

On this episode, I (Hope) share my personal adventures of going to West Point and joining the Army, experiencing and overcoming a sexual assault, embarking on a Christ-filled marriage journey, and acknowledging mental health struggles during this pandemic season. Please don’t bear your burdens in silence! If you resonate with any of the topics discuss, please reach out to a safe family member or friend or browse the resources below to find appropriate support!

Rape, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence Resources:
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Resources: online chat and call/text hotline or 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
From fellow soldier to ‘monster’ in uniform: #MeToo in the military
CNN Health: Rape Trauma Often Mistaken for Deception: Understanding how the brain reacts to trauma can help police better understand victim’s responses.

Mental Health Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 
Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741-741 to text with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7
Veterans Crisis Line: Send a text to 838255

Marriage Resources
Focus on the Family
How Stress Affects a Relationship
Rebuilding Trust in Your Marriage After an Affair
Strategies for Couples Dealing with Financial Strain
11 Practical Resources for a Thriving Marriage

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Sponsors for this Episode:
This episode was sponsored by Hope, Parker, and Truman Petersen.

Please note: The You Inspire Me Podcast will publish the weekly episodes of Season 1 (A Year of Inspiring Women) every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. EST beginning on January 6, 2021.

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*Disclaimer: the views and beliefs expressed in this podcast do not reflect the views or beliefs of the U.S. Army or U.S. government.

2 thoughts on “Episode 0 (Part II): Rape, Healing, Marriage Vows, and Mental Health

  1. Hope, you are so brave & inspiring! Thank you for sharing your vulnerability & foundation of God’s love! You & your story are truly a reflection of His promise: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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  2. Wow- Hope – your name speaks for itself- HOPE-
    I am – a Christian- Wife and a service member..
    You spoke life to me- I Have always seen your strength- BUT NOW I see your soul and HEART and Zeal to serve the LORD- God is using you-
    Your VOICE will be a LIGHT in DARK places!
    I am Domestic Violence Case Manger and our FIELD need women like you- to minister to those who are in need to KNOW JESUS DIED on the CROSS for US! That GOD knows the Plans HE has for us!

    Bless you – HOPE – I LOVE YOU – and thanks for sharing!
    Byrd

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