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Trading Fathers: Forgiving Dad, Embracing God
     

Trading Fathers: Forgiving Dad, Embracing God

by Karen Rabbitt
 
"I couldn't breathe. I wanted to scream, but I couldn't breathe. I stared in horror at his expressionless eyes, fixed on me-but not in love."
Karen Rabbitt was four years old when her father molested her the first time. She did not understand what was happening. She felt dirty, unclean, and terrified. She hated it and she grew to hate him. For twenty years Karen

Overview

"I couldn't breathe. I wanted to scream, but I couldn't breathe. I stared in horror at his expressionless eyes, fixed on me-but not in love."
Karen Rabbitt was four years old when her father molested her the first time. She did not understand what was happening. She felt dirty, unclean, and terrified. She hated it and she grew to hate him. For twenty years Karen wandered in a wilderness of depression, shame, and fear. Still, she carried on: college, marriage, motherhood. But a father's violation warps everything, especially our relationship with Father-God.
Karen's memoir invites you to grapple with her most gut-wrenching questions: "What kind of God are you, who stood by without rescuing me?" and "Where were you when I was abused?" In the end, God blessed her with faith to call him "Papa." Her story will open your eyes to the abundant life Papa-God desires for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579219956
Publisher:
WinePress Publishing WA
Publication date:
01/14/2009
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

After earning her Master's of Social Work degree in 1986, Karen Rabbitt provided psychotherapy to Christian women until 2005. She has been published in Marriage Partnership and Today's Christian Woman. A CLASS graduate, Karen speaks and leads retreats to feed our hunger for Papa-God's love. An Illinois mother and grandmother, Karen has been married to Jerry since 1972 and attends The Vineyard Church.

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