Understand that shame’s intention is to keep its victim silent and fearful. We forget that shame was never our inheritance, freedom is. A tragic event is never the final story of our lives. It is only a chapter being magnified to deceive us into thinking this is the end. And like any great writer, God is the author and perfector of our faith. Rape, molestation and the like does not define you or me. As a matter a fact, the thing that was intended to destroy us can be the very thing God uses to transform us. I am a witness.