Niki Krauss is a Yankee by birth, a Southerner by choice, and a joy-filled lover of Jesus by grace. During twenty-four years of moving around the country as the wife of a Marine Corps aviator, Niki has enjoyed a variety of careers, including exercise instructor, legal secretary, admin assistant, office manager, and assistant editor for the Marine Corps Gazette, the professional journal of the U.S. Marine Corps, where she wielded her red pen for fifteen years. She and her husband of forty years have settled in picturesque Charleston, South Carolina, where they share their home with a big black Lab and twin gray kittens. When not writing, Niki enjoys walking the trails around her home, working up a sweat at the gym, and spending as much time as possible with her nose in a good book. Connect with Niki and follow her blog at www.nikikrauss.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorNikiKrauss, and on Twitter at
Little Girl Mendedby Niki Krauss
Little Girl Mended is both a story of abuse and a story of redemption, spanning more than fifty years. From the loss of innocence at age seven, through ten-plus years of abuse, forty-five years of silence, and finally--well into
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No little girl should ever have to learn about sexual abuse at the hands of her father. But I did, and I survived. This is my story.
Little Girl Mended is both a story of abuse and a story of redemption, spanning more than fifty years. From the loss of innocence at age seven, through ten-plus years of abuse, forty-five years of silence, and finally--well into my fifties--coming to understand that healing is possible. My walk through recovery coincided with a deepening of my relationship with Jesus Christ. Through that relationship I came to experience the Father's love--a love I couldn't fully understand while viewing everything through the distorted lens of incest.
In this first-person narrative, I examine painful memories and difficult emotions, allowing myself to feel for the first time in my life. As I grapple with shattering hurt and long-buried pain, I come to realize there can be no healing without surrender. It's not in my strength that I find healing, but in my complete surrender to Jesus Christ.
The power found in the pages of Little Girl Mended is there for you, too--whatever the circumstances of your own life's story. Come along and claim it.
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The first couple chapters broke my heart. I can't imagine the pain, confusion and guilt she went through. The more I read through it though it turned into a sort of love story. She truly is mending herself, her feelings for her parents and how she views those around her that are close by and in distant countries. Her process of healing shown within these pages shows such great courage and trust of others which can be a very scary process--a lot of work on her part but so worth it. This book gives great hope to those abused both male and female. I highly recommend "Little Girl Mended."
Little Girl Mended touched my heart. It was very hard to pull myself out of the story. The author’s mix of blog-type entries and conversations was a creative way to handle a delicate subject. The conversations gave us insight into some of her more personal moments while the blog style entries kept us from being overly shocked at her experiences. The author gives the reader useful information from the survivor’s viewpoint and shares the names of some literature which could be helpful to other survivors. The book takes you from the beginning of her abuse through her journey to present day. She shares all her emotions, insecurities, and growth which are both personal and spiritual. It may not take long to read but stays with you when you’re finished.
Niki Krauss gives us a remarkable gift with Little Girl Mended. Her stream of consciousness approach to revealing her life’s journey of trauma and abuse captured my attention immediately. Her story is filled with rawness and honesty, courage and sadness, inspiration and hope. Little Girl Mended provides words of strength and clear insight to victims of abuse and non-victims alike, making this an inspiration to all who read it. The author’s honest transparency allows the reader to gain a clear picture of how child sex abuse manifests itself in a person’s life. I highly recommend this poignant book, which includes God’s message of redemption and forgiveness, as a way to enrich anyone’s life.
Niki shares her story of abuse by her father and her ultimate 'mending' by her Heavenly Father. She is open and honest and expresses her struggles in dealing with shame and guilt. My sister was abused by a neighbor and ultimately took her own life. I wish she'd had a resource like this to perhaps help her deal with the impact of that.
A Story of Courage Hope and Healing... I've Never Ever written a Book Review but feel compelled to share my views on LGM. I believe anyone experiencing Sexual Abuse or knows someone who has will find Niki's Book Very helpful in understanding their feelings of guilt, shame or despair. She showed such Courage sharing her Decade of imprisonment by her father. For this she owes No Apologies! She broke through her shell of self-reliance to experience God's Purpose for her Life. I love how the Lord used her to touch the hearts of women in Africa even when there was a language barrier.And Yes I'm in Awe of her strength through Christ! Looking forward to her next journey. Great Book!