Just Show Up – Alyssa Lies (Child Abuse Prevention Month)

Just Show Up – Alyssa Lies (Child Abuse Prevention Month)

My husband, Neal, called me one afternoon all upset. “You have to hear this song, if it doesn’t affect you of all people then something is wrong!”

Intriguing. “Okay…my emotions are all amuck right now with what I’m going through…what are you about to share with me?”

“Just listen… you have to share this.”

My friends, Neal supports our mission here at Hopeful Hearts Ministry to the utmost degree…however, he is not one that can stand to hear the horror stories that come through this office. For him to want to share a video with me to share with you I have to oblige.

This month is child abuse prevention month and sexual assault awareness. Double whammy month. 🙁

Please, watch and/or listen to this song. If you are watching, please watch to the end. Take note. The women and men I work with aren’t all sexual assault survivors, many are emotional, verbal, and physical abuse survivors.

The average age of the person we help is btw 35 – 50 years old. 

And most of them suffered the abuse as children.

If you or someone you know has suffered emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse as a child or young adult please do not hesitate to reach out to us here at Hopeful Hearts Ministry. We have a staff of peer support who know what you’ve been through and are here to listen and walk with you on the healing journey you deserve.



Check out more of Shannon’s true story of overcoming abuse in her books Exposed & Redeemed. Available on Amazon.

By | 2017-04-04T11:15:59+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments


  1. Maggie Halleck April 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Shannon. Glad I stumbled on this. My fellow prison ministry volunteers and I frequently hear horrible stories from the inmates of child abuse they’ve suffered. I’d say in a group of ten, more than half have been abused. Part of the program requires that they tell their stories and its quite amazing the positive impact just telling their stories has on not just the person telling the story but those hearing it. I believe the more children that can be reached and saved early the lesser the chance they’ll end up incarcerated.

  2. Shannon Deitz April 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I absolutely agree. Which is why we do the outreach videos “I Have a Voice” as well as the other programs. I often speak to prison ministry programs as well and find the numbers of those who’ve suffered some form of abuse are nearly 90% not just half. I’m glad that your and the ministry are offering them an outlet to speak. Thank you for what you are doing for them.

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