Date Rape 


After seeing a Facebook post it was on my heart to write about this so here goes. This is a story I almost never share…..I didn’t know what it was called. I thought it was my fault. Some people around me even acted as if it was my fault when in reality it wasn’t. I now know it’s called Date Rape.

Like other things I’ve struggled with in life (depression/anxiety) I brushed them under the rug because I didn’t quite know what it was. I didn’t have a name for it. If you don’t have a name for something how can you fix it? How can you explain it to someone. I didn’t have the words for it until much later so I just brushed it under the rug as that crap thing that happened in college.

Far to often I hear stories of rape and date rape and how the women are made to feel as though it’s their fault. Let me be the one to tell you IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT! You didn’t do anything wrong. I can understand how you may feel otherwise or how you’ve been made to feel otherwise. I have been there.

Let me explain my story. I was date raped in college. I was drinking with friends and a  guy I was on a first date with.  Later when I  blacked out drunk was when my incident occurred. I still struggle with it. I still don’t have all the words for it. I felt like it was my fault for a long time. I even had a friend tell me “you were drunk, you probably wanted it”. Let me tell you something the only thing someone wants when they’re that drunk is to go to bed. I went to bed but I woke up to a nightmare.

I say all this to say it’s not your fault! Far too often women aren’t told that enough. If no one else tells you I’m telling you. It’s a struggle but you will get past it, it will get easier, you will feel like you again, you will survive and you will be stronger! 

I know it’s hard but be encouraged and know that you will heal in time all things heal.

Revelation 21:4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.

Blessings,

KrysAnn Hinton

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