by Linda Pittman When I first met my husband, I was keeping a big secret—the story of my childhood sexual abuse. I couldn’t tell him until I felt safe and sure of his love—if that was possible. He is a
"Her book explains confusing emotions in a clear and concise way that would normally take years of painful and slow therapeutic work to unravel. Her steps are like a brightly lit path out of darkness untangling confusing emotions while leading you quickly through to self discovery and healing."
"... savoring every bit of it as it reveals more and more of the feelings I've had for a long time...The questions at the end of the chapters help me to put into words the feelings I've never been able to share with anyone."
"This is an excellent book and workbook...Difficult concepts related to healing were clearly explained. The topics and questions are comprehensive and relevant...As someone who now works with others who have been abused I use this book to assist in their healing."
I started to move in the direction of healing without even knowing that’s what I was doing. I started thinking about it and talking about it and feeling it, but then I was bombarded with all kinds of messages that told me I wasn’t doing it right. 'I needed to forgive, I needed to stop thinking about the past, I needed to accept responsibility for my part…' Just like my body knows what to do to heal itself from wounds, so does my soul. The challenge was listening to it instead of the invalidating advice. ”