For More Than 1 Million Women in the United States, Abuse Is a Way of Life
With an appendix vast in resources, Breaking Invisible Chains is written specifically for women by women who are survivors of abuse. Through honest, personal and encouraging stories, these women help readers identify if they are in an abusive relationship. A professional therapist includes insight into specific abuse situations and offers realistic advice on how to handle ongoing dynamics after a relationship ends.
The National Institute of Justice estimates that one in four women (25%) has experienced domestic abuse in her lifetime. It is also estimated that up to 6 million women are victims of domestic abuse each year. Since many of these instances go unreported, it is difficult to get an accurate account.
Included in the book are stories from women who have been victims of domestic abuse and have learned to reconstruct their lives by discovering God’s peace. Biblical examples enlighten the reader to the power of God’s grace, love, and mercy in healing shattered lives.
The audience for this book is women living in abusive situations as well as their friends and family who are attempting to help them break free. It is also an excellent resource for pastors, psychologists, and marriage and family counselors.
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“For anyone who has carried chains forged by emotional or physical abuse, the promise of this book can seem impossible. Yet I urge you to pick up this book and read just the first few chapters. You’ll end up reading it all yourself, like I did, and thinking of a dozen people who need to read it as well. The honesty, insights and spiritual truth that come from these reality-soaked stories show that chains really can be broken. Love, hope, freedom, and the ability to build healthy relationships can be yours—even if you’ve come from the most broken, difficult background. And if you work, live, or minister to with people who carry these chains—you must read this book.”
John Trent, Ph.D.
President, The Center for StrongFamilies and StrongFamilies.com
Author of The Blessing and The 2 Degree Difference
“Breaking Invisible Chains reveals the agonizing reality of emotional pain while pointing people to healing and hope. This book needs to be in the hands of those who hurt and in the reference library of every Christian leader. In addition to the poignant content, there is an extensive list of resources that provides hands-on help for readers who long to experience freedom from damaged emotions. I highly recommend this book!”
Carol Kent, Speaker and Author
When I Lay My Isaac Down (NavPress)
Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Zondervan)
“It’s never easy to talk about domestic abuse. That’s why it’s important to read true stories like these and meet real women who felt trapped with nowhere to turn. They are here to tell you those chains can be broken. If you are silently suffering, this book will show you the way out. If you know someone in an abusive situation, this book will give you the courage to speak the truth in love. With God’s compassion as their guide, each author and contributor offers practical advice and genuine hope.”
Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible