Breaking Invisible Chains: The Way to Freedom from Domestic Abuse

Breaking Invisible Chains: The Way to Freedom from Domestic Abuse

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Overview

For more than 1 million women in the United States, abuse--whether emotional or physical--is a way of life. Every day these women put on invisible chains. Breaking Invisible Chains, written specifically for women by women, is an honest, personal, and encouraging message of hope and illumination. Written by three survivors, the personal stories these women share will help you realize if you are in an abusive relationship or one that is just normal. A professional therapist includes insight to specific abuse situations addressed while each chapter contains a strong scriptural emphasis. The role of forgiveness is stressed throughout the book. If it turns out your relationship is not normal, realistic advice on how to handle the ongoing dynamics after the relationship ends is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596693869
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan Titus Osborn, MA, suffered emotional abuse as a child. She continued the cycle by marrying verbally abusive men. Today, she is remarried to a supportive Christian husband, and the cycle of abuse has been broken. She is an inspirational speaker and writer and has published more than 30 books. She is currently the director of the Christian Communicator Manuscript Critique Service.

Jeenie Gordon, MS, MA, LMFT, suffered emotional abuse as a child. She is now a licensed marriage and family therapist. In her practice of more than 20 years, she has counseled many verbally abused patients. She has published 5 books, one of which was a Gold Medallion finalist.

Karen L. Kosman was a victim of domestic abuse. Today, however, she is a popular inspirational speaker for Celebrate Recovery, Stephen Ministries, other women’s ministries, as well as other church groups. A coauthor of Wounded by Words and Too Soon to Say Goodbye, her published works also appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul as well as other compilation books. This mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother lives in Hemet, California, with her husband.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Dedication 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 The Ugly Face of Hopelessness 17

Chapter 2 We've Only Just Begun 35

Chapter 3 The Honeymoon Is Over 53

Chapter 4 Prisoner of Fear 69

Chapter 5 The Effects of Abuse on Children and Teens 83

Chapter 6 Nowhere To Go 99

Chapter 7 Reality Check 115

Chapter 8 Taking off the Mask 131

Chapter 9 The Fallout of Abuse 147

Chapter 10 The Chains Fall Off 163

Chapter 11 No Turning Back 177

Chapter 12 Free To Live Again 191

Appendix 191

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