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Scared Selfless

This is a first person clear and powerful account of child abuse (physically & mentally), child rape, sex trafficking, child pornography, and torture; and how one girl grew into a woman, who not only worked to overcome such horrors, but had such a determination, she went on to become a doctor. A licensed successful psychologist, helping others make the transition from fear to love. As a survivor of child rape myself and someone who works with other survivors, I find this book to be a beautiful mix of personal testimony and psychological treatise on the elements necessary to heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. It will quite simply explain you to you.

I feel more educated on abuse, abusers, and mental illness having read it. It’s actually the best book I’ve ever read about child abuse\rape. The author explained feelings I’ve felt for years but couldn’t find the words to describe. I truly got a lot of answers from reading this book.

And while I highly recommend it to anyone who desires a greater understanding of themselves or these themes, I also want to state that this book contains a great deal of painful, shocking realities which could be triggering to some readers. It’s definitely not for the weak of mind.

In telling her truth, this author is making a difference in more lives than she will ever possibly know. Her story also speaks to the power that compassion and love have in healing from some of the most traumatic circumstances.

Want to read more of Kerri’s book recommendations? Check out this post:
Your Life is Your Own, What Will You Do With It?

Want to read more of Kerri’s journey in healing? Check out these post:
The Essence of a Little Girls Loneliness and Pain
Love Letter to the Wounded child Inside
Toxic Family Members > God says “Walk Away”
Thank You for Causing Me So Much Pain
Toxic Family Members – 10 ways to Rescue & Save Yourself
Dear Rapist
My Mothers Legacy of Shame – An Open Letter – From Me, the Daughter She Didn’t Protect

Thank You For Causing Me So Much Pain

Dear Mom,

I’m not bitter with you, I feel sorry for you. I feel sorry that you didn’t want to be a part of my life and my successes. I feel sorry that you would rather be my biggest failure. I feel sorry that you chose a life without me in it. I feel sorry that I’ve accomplished so much in the last couple of years and you’ve heard nothing about it. I feel sorry that you have no right to be proud of me. I feel sorry that you will never be a part of my life again.  I feel sorry that I let you hurt me as badly as you did. I feel sorry that I put so much trust and effort into building a relationship with you; a relationship that you just didn’t want. I feel sorry that I had faith in you. Most of all, though, I feel sorry that you will forever feel that I’m simply not good enough.

Continue reading Thank You For Causing Me So Much Pain

The Day I Attempted Suicide


The Day I Attempted Suicide

“You are such a selfish person Kerri, truly pathetic, I don’t have time for this shit!”

That’s what my mother said to me the day I attempted suicide. Continue reading The Day I Attempted Suicide

God’s Miracles

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This is my testimony. I am 17 years old. I just had to share this because my God has done so much for me and it’s too much to just keep quiet about it. Continue reading God’s Miracles

The Coffee & Christ Show Talking the Forgiveness Gift

Forgiveness does not mean pretending everything is “OK.”  It doesn’t mean forgetting the hurt either.  Forgiveness is simply the act of surrendering our desire for revenge; our desire to hurt someone for having hurt us.   Forgiveness is the gift we give ourselves that enables us to stop picking at the scab and start making a plan for healing.

 

Watch Joy Brown as she shares her testimony on the Coffee & Christ show: When God Calls