Are you suffering the effects of sexual abuse? There is a way out. In Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse, Mary DeMuth illuminates the way to go from shame-filled to joy-filled, from traumatized to finding enduring peace. This isn't theory. Mary has lived it. She's traveled this path and offers a uniquely qualified, insider's view of the healing process.
Then Mary goes deeper - because often you're not the only one who has suffered. Her husband Patrick comes alongside her and offers insights into how spouses can love a sexual abuse victim toward wholeness, and how this will bring your relationship a whole new level of strength.
Not Marked will help you:
You do not have to be forever marked by sexual abuse.
You are resilient even if you believe all your strength is gone. You are worthy of being made whole - even if you can't believe it's possible. And you are as stunning work of amazingness - even though your heart can't even start to grasp that. Yet.
This is your time: the moment to start the journey of the unmarked life!
©2014 Mary E. DeMuth (P)2014 Mary E. DeMuth
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survival, hope, healing
Mary and her husband reading the book adds the personal side of their story.
no; some parts were hard to listen to because of the awfulness of the abuse, so I had to take a break and go back to it later.
This book is well worth listening to for the encouragement Mary brings to abuse sufferers and survivors.
Janet Morris Grimes
Yes, especially for a victim or his or her spouse.
Mary's own voice listing a bevy of possible ways abuse could affect an adult victim of sexual abuse, especially where intimacy is concerned. "I've struggled with many of these myself," she says. That is not easy to admit, and the only reason for doing so is to help others.
The book is a great starting point for any friend that has faced this. It opens the door to letting the light shine on a very dark subject. Thankfully, this is not my story to tell, but it sure will make me a better listener for those that I love.
This is my first experience with an audio book. I enjoyed the different viewpoints as read by Mary and Patrick. I liked that I could set the pace of reading, or I could repeat a section if needed.
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