My Story

from out of the weeds and into the light

My recovery spanned numerous attempts and many years. I struggled to find my words, I doubted my memory, I hid the truth, and I pretended to be “ok”. Nothing resolved it for me and underneath it all, I knew I needed help. I hated that I needed help, but the suffering finally outweighed the shame, and I reached out for help at the age of 25. This was 12 years after the abuse occurred.

I can look back now and see a pathway that has stretched across my lifetime leading me towards where I am today. It has been a long road that has taken many detours before arriving to my current level of healing. I say current level because I believe with all my heart that God is not done with me yet. He continues to grow and nurture my spirit with His love. 

My passion is to share the healing knowledge I have learned and experienced in my life with women who are hungry to find the way out of the invisible prison of sexual abuse. If you’ve been there, you know what I mean. It steals your sense of safety, it undermines your confidence, it robs you of things like trust, carefree laughter and the ability to relax in intimate moments.

How does something take that much from you?  Why can’t you move beyond it?  

I designed Facing Forward as a step-by-step process to educate you, enlighten you and help you grow out of the residual bondage of abuse. Now available through your favorite bookstore as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xulon Press. It starts with being honest and open with yourself, with God and with the select individuals you choose to share this journey with.