In the prime of her life, she began a relationship with a man who seemed like he was Prince Charming. He lived up to that image early on, but it was all part of a ploy.
In this memoir, she recalls the abuse she suffered and how escaping it was just the beginning of her ordeal. Even when she thought she was managing her life well, she was really suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Many women are suffering from the same condition or a similar one, and they dont even know it. By keeping their feelings trapped inside, theyre making a serious problem worse.
Whether youre stuck in an abusive relationship, want to help someone in a bad situation, or are struggling to put your life back together after a long ordeal, youll be inspired by the authors will to survive in Toxic Silence.
Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution--and eventually attempted suicide. Rick battled depression, anxiety, and PTSD as the chaos, neglect, and unpredictability of his childhood seemed to doom him to follow in his mother's footsteps.
Well into adulthood, Rick stumbled through unemployment and divorce, using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Miraculously, though, he overcame the odds and today is a happy husband and father. How did this happen? Rick's answer is this: "It was the Lord."
A message of hope to those who are drowning from an undeserved childhood, Leaving Cloud 9 speaks to millions who grew up poor, feeling ignored and hopeless, and who need the healing power of God. This indelibly American story conveys the steadfast love of Jesus and his power to deliver us from the most devastating of pasts.
I applaud the author for daring to share the history of profound pain and suffering. In doing so this book will encourage others with similar history to come out of hiding... - Brigid K
...the revelation will help bring a much-needed healing to millions who will read this book. To God be the glory great things He has done. - J.K.A