Sunday, March 11, 2012


“One out of every three women worldwide will be physically, sexually or otherwise abused during her lifetime with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries. This type of violence ranges from rape to domestic abuse and acid burnings to dowry deaths and so-called honor killings.” (Source: “Women Thrive Worldwide” website)

The Broken Girl is a track by artist Matthew West from his latest album Story of Your Life. The singer/songwriter turned to his fans via web and radio for songwriting material for the album asking them to submit their stories of restoration, celebration, pain, hope and more. Around ten thousand answered from across the world. Below is a YouTube version of this moving song. To play this song, click on the image below.

Two outstanding resources are available for those who have experienced the tragedy of sexual abuse:
  1. The Wounded Heart (Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse) by Dr Dan B Allender (Get both the book and workbook) from NavPress. (Available in paperback and electronic download). Order NavPress. Order Amazon. 
  2. A Guide for Listening and Inner Healing Prayer (Meeting God in the Broken Places) by Rusty Rustenbach from NavPress. (Available in paperback or electronic download). Order signed copies from the author. Order NavPress. Order Amazon.
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  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful song! God really touched my heart with all the pain inside

  2. Dear Anonymous,

    "The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous,but the LORD delivers him/her out of them all." Psalm 34:18-19

    I am praying for you - Rusty