Lisa Saruga and Amber discuss the sexual violence she experienced as a college student and the way God is using the experience to bring change.
Sexual Violence Victim and Reform Advocate Questions Discussed:
(2:32) As a college student in the early 1980's you experienced a traumatic life changing event. Take us back and share as much or as little about that experience with us.
(4:37) What were the days and weeks like following?
(9:47) Christ does begin to become a friend to you. What was that process like?
(13:11) Your perpetrator remained unknown for 35 years. What was day to day life like for you during those years of waiting? And how did you discover his identity?
(16:47) Your cold case was reopened and eventually solved. Share that part of your story with us?
(21:59) When and how did it end?
(24:45) Did your perpetrator ever face justice?
(26:38) What was the tension like in your relationship with Christ at that time?
(29:39) You've said, "...[H]ealing can be attained even when the world offers no happy ending." What do you mean by that?
(32:51) Now you are someone who advocates on the behalf of other survivors of sexual violence. Talk a little bit about your advocacy work, what you do and how it has been a part of your healing process?
(39:08) Does he know who you are?
(41:14) What keeps you pressing on when the journey is so difficult?
(44:02) Let's close with how you've experienced the grace of God in the midst of such trauma?
Show Notes Cont.
94: Mary DeMuth | Hope After Sexual Abuse
179: Sonya Brunner | Abuse, Human Trafficking, & Redemption
31: Lara & Hayley | Layers of Dignity
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