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A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America

A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America

by Patty Wain Smith
A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America

A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America

by Patty Wain Smith

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Overview

WINNER OF THE 2022 HOPE PYX GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD · A love letter to victims in an inspirational book of hope and love. Discover the one thing that changes everything.

"This incredible book is a gift to every victim." - Vicki Bourus, SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault former executive director

ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS ENDURING LIGHT SILVER MEDALIST

Not sure if it's abuse?

Award-winning author, speaker and survivor Patty Wain Smith understands the confusion and the pain. She knows what it feels like to try everything in a relationship where nothing makes sense, and nothing works. She shows us what abuse looks like and a way to the other side - to peace, love, light, happiness, and to freedom - within the empowering embrace of A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America.

Patty goes beyond self-help and documentaries. The conversation is intimate, affirming, and relatable for victims and those who want to know why it's so hard to leave.

  • Gentle, powerful, and unspeakably honest - perfect for someone in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship or still healing from one.
  • Creative and empowering - the reader becomes part of the story and experiences that empowerment and self-love are elements of the Christian faith.

A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America converges psychology, counseling, domestic violence, child development, and Christian principles into a short, powerful read. There's a bonus at the back: a link to an original song that helps the reader grieve - an essential part of recovery. Follow the journey of a survivor who grows stronger and wiser after accepting God's gift, and discover the one thing that changes everything.

A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America is the winner of the 2022 Hope PYX Global International Book Award, the 2022 Illumination Book Awards Enduring Light Silver Medal, the Writer's Digest Book Awards Honorable Mention, and others.

(New Words Publishing, LLC)



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692825839
Publisher: New Words Publishing
Publication date: 10/05/2017
Series: N/A
Edition description: First Print ed.
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 961,418
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Patty Wain Smith's first book, A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America, won the 2022 Hope PYX Global International Book Awards, the 2022 Illumination Book Awards Enduring Light Silver Medal, the 2020 Writer's Digest Book Awards Honorable Mention, five International Book Award Finalists, and the Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal. Patty is a speaker with the Family Justice Center of GHC Speakers Bureau. She's appeared on Carolina and Company Live television and on radio, and has worked as a hotline counselor for Citizens Against Spouse Abuse and Parents Anonymous. Patty created a family violence prevention program at her ELCA church and managed it for eight years.Her studies in psychology at the University of South Carolina-Coastal led to membership in the Psi Chi International Honor Society as well as graduate coursework in counseling at Webster University. Patty is a domestic abuse survivor, an experienced child development c&t specialist and educational consultant, and a lifetime advocate for children. More about her work can be found at pattywainsmith.com; Patty Wain Smith, author or @pattywainsmith on social media.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction to the Letter

The Letter

Part I

Chapter One ............... We Know

Chapter Two ............... Trapped

Chapter Three .............The Gift

Part II

Chapter Four ............... No More!

Chapter Five ................ The Seven Sorrows

Chapter Six .................. The Way Home

Chapter Seven ............. Permission to Love

Postscript to the Letter

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