"You were not created by God to live in silence. We know from the existence of God's Word--both written [the Bible] and living [Jesus Christ]--that it is His nature to speak. you and I are created in the image of God Who speaks. To be made in the image of God is to have a voice and to express ourselves through that voice."
"Let me encourage you to speak, to give voice to the truth. It is indeed a very difficult thing to do. You will, however, find freedom there. Our God is a God of truth and light. Lies are exposed
when truth is spoken. Darkness is banished when light is allowed to shine. Telling your story is not an exercise in futility. It is a means to an end. In and of itself, simply telling your story will not bring healing. However, giving voice to the truth of your life so that the light of God can shine in all it's spaces will bring healing." ("On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse," Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph.D., pp 36,27).
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."