In light of all that is going on in the modern world: The earthquake in Haiti and death of thousands, Civil War and genocide in a number of countries, starvation in many others, acts of Nature with grand scale destruction and loss of home and lives right here in America, and the never ending issue of AIDS and other life threatening illness…all over the world…we still find time to ask, “Why me?” in regard to our individual Child Abuse.
I’m pretty sure I know an answer that might make the abused look at his own abuse in a new light. It is important to remember that during each of our stays here on Earth, we are constantly tested and challenged. Abuse, of any type, is a test or challenge even though unwelcome. Childhood abuse is not a disease for which there is no cure. Rather, it calls for recognition and active participation in healing.
If we continue our own lives in any sort of dysfunction: excessive eating/ drinking or drug abuse, anxiety or depression, abuse of others, in any form…we continue the abuse and our abuser(s) win! Instead think: “Why not me?” We are still whole and alive, we are capable of healing and moving forward, we give ourselves honor and integrity, and most importantly… we are not defined by what has been done to us. The dysfunction need not be perpetuated to another generation in any form. I believe it was meant to stop with us.
My book, addresses one of America’s darkest secrets, the topic of Childhood Abuse.
The statistics are astounding: one in four girls and one in six boys in America are abused before their eighteenth birthday!
Each person who has been abused: friend, colleague, neighbor, or family member becomes an active and integral member of our society. Their unresolved issue with past abuse becomes our abuse issues. Healing and moving forward to a healthy future is more than possible. The story “Patricia” shares, although shocking, is not unusual for someone who has been abused. Hers is a story of hope, survival, and beating the odds. In fact, it can be anyone’s story.
Spirit Unbroken is not only a testament to the human spirit, but it also offers suggestions and proven methods of healing and moving forward. It is now released by http://www. PublishAmerica. com you may visit their website to read more.
Spirit Unbroken has received praise for its positive healing suggestions and optimistic outlook of moving past the abuse. It can be used with all types of abuse: physical, emotional, and sexual as all are equally damaging to its recipient(s). I am a high school teacher and instructor in English on the college level; I am also a survivor of Childhood Abuse. I have worked with boys/men, girls/ women for twenty years, vocationally, to help them heal and move forward. Repeatedly, I had been told that I should write my simple ideas and philosophies down for everyone. Finally, I have done that. My book is personal testament to healing and positive choices that we can make to move beyond our abuse.
Please read more at: www.suebrownauthor.com Or place your order on-line with many retailers: Barnes and Noble. com, Amazon.com, Borders. com, or Target.com. and others. Proceeds from sales are donated to National Child Abuse organizations.