Tamar’s Blog

Scripture Reading – 2 Samuel 13

Blog Title – I’m A Survivor

Blogging Niche – Rape Survivor Bloggers

About Me – Daughter of David; survivor of rape; trying to heal and to move forward in spite of my brother’s betrayal and my subsequent disgrace.

Photo Credit – Adam Gault

Blog Excerpt –

Fallen Innocence

Despite being in a famous family of wealth and privilege, despite being the daughter of one of God’s favored, I was raped.My half brother Amnon violated my body, destroyed my life, and crushed my spirit. His sin of lust has left me irrevocably broken.

God never promised us we would not suffer. He never promised a smooth path strewn with rose petals. Even the innocent aren’t immune to suffering. I didn’t lead Amnon on. I didn’t do anything wrong or immoral, and yet, I’m devastated by a personal tragedy that has divided my family and created feelings of distrust and disloyalty between my father and brothers.

How do I begin to put the pieces of my ruined life back together? Recovery seems impossible, but nothing is impossible with God. First I must overcome my desire for revenge. Amnon’s sin is not mine to judge. I must trust in God’s retribution. I’m not sure of anything, but I am certain that forgiveness is the foundation for my rebuilt life surrounded by God’s comforting spirit.


Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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