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This is the hard truth. And it is sad. But I'm glad you made the decisions you made. And I hope in time some of your family will come back to you and give you support.

My heart breaks to know that victims as well as abusers and bystanders will grow silent in order to keep the family intact. It's insane. What do they think they are preserving? Minds so twisted. 😢

I am a happy member of FALC. I want you to know that I can feel your pain in some of these writings and agree completely that abuse needs to be brought to light. We should not even need to say this yet it is best that we do in case someone neglects to have the love and strength needed to protect others in this world. God would want it this way. To forgive even those who have abused(in all it's forms) is one thing. To not protect the abused is another matter which should not be confused or mixed with the forgiveness.
I do not know what happened to you but I truly hope you received the guidance and help needed to live a happy life. I suspect you will never completely get over it.
If you some day want to talk or write to someone at FALC who will not judge you but we can talk about matters in an emotionally safe environment, my email address is attached. This is all about you and my only desire is to allow you yet another way to talk abut what is important to you.
I wish you the best.

Edward your words are meaningless, when I don't know who you are. I truly can never understand how 'Happy' members of the FALC, hide behind no names. I would think you would want to show your happy face! Until then, a dialogue of any depth will not be achieved.

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Books, signposts along the way.

  • Annie Rogers: A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
  • Elizabeth Gilbert: Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • Brene Brown: Daring Greatly
  • Martha Beck: Leaving the Saints
  • Glennon Doyle Melton: Love Warrior
  • Byron Katie: Loving What Is
  • Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor: My Stroke Of Insight
  • Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant: Option B - Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • Brene Brown: Rising Strong
  • Shefali Tsabary: The Awakened Family
  • Patrick J. Carnes Ph.D: The Betrayal Bond
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.: The Body Keeps Score
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.: The Body Keeps Score - Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  • Alice Miller: The Body Never Lies
  • Dr. Shefalie Tsabary: The Conscious Parent
  • Laura Landgraf: The Fifth Sister- From Victim to Victor
  • Brene Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection
  • Christina Enevoldsen: The Rescued Soul - A writing journey for the Healing of Incest and Family Betrayal
  • Annie Rogers: The Unsayable: The hidden language of trauma
  • Steven Pressfield: The War of Art
  • Alice Miller: Thou Shalt Not Be Aware
  • Rythea Lee: Trauma into Truth - Gutsy Healing and Why Its Worth It
  • Iyanla Vanzant: Trust
  • Rob Bell: Velvet Elvis
  • Norah Vincent: Voluntary Madness- Lost and Found in the Mental Healthcare System
  • Terry L. Wise: Waking Up: Climbing through the Darkness
  • Dr. Karyl McBride: Will I Ever Be Good Enough
  • Shonda Rhimes: Year of Yes


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