Mary has written Not Marked, an honest book that provides a way towards healing for abuse victims and their families.
Sexual abuse does NOT need to mark you.
It did mess with me. For far too many years. Flashbacks invaded my sleep. I startled far too easily. Sex within marriage became scary and complicated. I often wondered if I’d ever be normal. I even disconnected from those I loved the most.
The mark that sexual abuse gave me felt indelible, permanently inked with a Sharpie pen. And no matter of scrubbing erased it. (Have you ever felt this way?)
The problem was, I felt that I should be “over” it (and well-meaning people said those same things to me.) After all, I became a Christian, and I heard all those sermons about everything being made brand spanking new. I believed that when I met Jesus, all those scars and marks and fears would instantly leave.
This book has amazing potential to help those who feel they’ve been marked by sexual abuse but Mary needs help to fund the publishing of the book.
Mary needs your help now to reach her goal so that others can be be helped and healed. Please visit her indiegogo page and consider making a contribution.
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Family members hurt us. Friends betray us. Fellow Christians deceive us. But Jesus provides a path through the pain—the Lord’s Prayer.
In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.
Life is hard. People can be mean and petty and awful. But they can also be amazing and beautiful and sacrificial. God is good. He is faithful. You can trust him with your relationships. “He’ll send people to call out what is hard in your heart,” Mary shares. “And that’s a gift to you.”
I’ll say a lot more about the book as the release date gets closer but I should say even now that I believe it’ll be a book that will bring healthy change for many people.
Have you ever had that feeling when you’re reading a book that you wish someone else could read those pages because they’re ‘just the sort of person’ that needs to hear those words? Sometimes we feel that way because we believe that ‘God needs to sort them out’. It can be a rather negative thing. We want to wave those words around like a big stick to make someone else be more like we think they should be.
Let me tell you that this book is so different in that as I read through the pages my heart goes out to those I feel would find new hope and healing through the words Mary has written. It’s not about changing anyone’s ‘bad behaviour’ but changing their hearts to experience love and life in new ways. It’s about wanting freedom from the past for them. But let me assure you, it’s not just about wanting others to find healing in those pages, I need those words too. They’re honest, refreshing and practical and I need to hear what God is saying through Mary’s words for me too.