My Testimony Will Give Others Hope
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Sorrow to Shero tells your story of abuse while also showing how important mental health is. Why was this an important book for you to write?
This book was important for me to write for a couple of reasons. My children were at the top of the list. When this tragedy unfolded the news outlets picked up the story. It was important for me to tell the story accurately so my children will have my words and know the truth. I also realize that I am not the only woman that was in an abusive marriage. It was important for me to minister to other women in similar circumstances and let them know they are not alone. It has been my hope that my testimony will give others hope.
I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What were some ideas that were important for you to convey in this book?
I wanted this story to be relatable. It was important for me to deliver this story with raw language instead of speaking over anyone. The first message I wanted to convey is the importance of mental health. Unfortunately there is a stigma attached to mental health in our society. When we are physically ill we are more than willing to call our family doctor for treatment. The same care and attention is underwhelmingly given to our mental health.
I also wanted to bring awareness to psychological abuse. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines psychological abuse as trauma to the victim caused by verbal abuse, acts, threats of acts, or coercive tactics. Victims must receive ongoing counseling because psychological abuse can leave lifelong internal scars.
What is one thing you hope readers take away from your story?
It is my prayer that after reading my memoir the readers will realize how short this life truly is. My story is a reminder that life can happen at any time and to anyone regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status. The tragedies of life do not discriminate. It is important to cherish our loved ones and to check on those in our lives that appear to be strong. Tell people you love them while they are alive and well.
Do you plan on writing more books on this subject?
I will not release another memoir, however I do have another book idea in the works!
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