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By: Angela Watkins, Sun Nov 25th, 2007
In the same way that God delivered Israel, HE will deliver you! After living in abuse for eighteen years the author decided to write this book to help men and women who are/who have experienced verbal, phsycial, or emotional abuse. Chapters in this book - You Can't Hide From God, A New Song in My Heart, The Control & A New Start Not many men are as abusive to their wives and children as the author's husband was. Expect and accept nothing less, than your husband treat you with dignity and respect. The author admits if she had listened to her daddy's advice and the "small voice" inside her, she could have avoided unneccessary heartache. After living in abuse for eighteen years the author decided to write this book to help men and women who are/who have experienced verbal, phsycial, or emotional abuse. God has a plan for each of you. You must forgive your transgressors, divorce your past, and be prepared for your future. In the same way that God delivered Israel, HE will deliver you! Praise God for your survival because you know that it is by HIS mercy that you are still here. The author's husband played the organ for the church and she shares worshippers swayed and clapped to the sounds of an anointed music ministry - led by her husband. She would sing and her husband would play the organ. Her husband played the organ, piano, drums and saxophone. They were a perfect musical team. One Sunday evening after church her husband punched her in the head! The force was so strong her head hit the window. Later in life her husband asked her parents if he could marry her. Her dad was upset over this matter. Her dad told her "I won't stop you," but I am not in agreement with it." Her husband did not like her developing friendships. He was afraid she would tell her friend how he was mistreating her. One day her husband beat her with a belt. She thought the attack would last forever. As time went on the beatings got worst. She could not make any decisions unless she had permission from her husband. Her husband broke her nose, and she was willing to cover for him. He told her, don't tell anybody what happened. Her husband grabbed her and began to hug her. He wanted to take her to an Elder's house and ask him to pray for them. As the day progressed, the pain became unbearable. She drove herself to the local emergency room. When the nurse called her into the room and asked what happened, she repeated the fabricated story she had been telling everyone else. The nurse told her, "I've been in this business for a long time" and "I know domestic violence when I see it and she was required to report all instances that she see." Still covering for her husband, she left the hospital without medical treatment, still in pain and with a swollen face. If was all about making him look good to the outside world. Her husband began to pray and read God's Word more fervently. He was called into the ministry. Things were calm in their marriage. The guest speaker began to prophesy to people. He walked over to her and said, "Stand up." He told her she had been so abused, but God said HE is going to bring you out. So have faith and watch God move. Then he prayed for her. She could not stop crying. Her husband sat on the organ bench in amazement. Who was this man she married? Often times, she thought he had multiple personalities. One Sunday evening her co-pastor asked her does your husband minister to you like he does to others? The author worked for a law firm for four years, and she sought the professional advice of one of the lawyers. Her attorney's main goal was to keeping the kids and her safe. Due to all the years of abuse, she guarded herself. She would only let people get so close to her. She vowed that no one would ever hurt her again. Growing up the author always thought she would spend her life singing and recording. She ministers to battered men and women throughout the nation. If you have not accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, the author is praying for you. There is someone who loves you more than you can ever image - Jesus! The author shares personal and private times in her life. Her home was like a war zone. No one prepared her for this kind of war. Patricia H. Williams, The Author of "No Longer Will I Hide The Stranger In My Bed." She is founder and chairman of R.A.P.H.A. Inc. (Rising Above Pain Healed & Appointed) an outreach to people in abusive situations. MUSIC ... Exodus 15 - Moses and Miriam songs after the passage through the Red Sea I would sum this book up with the below Titles & or songs ......... Purple Rain by Prince .... The Choking Kind by Joe Simon (I think he was later in his life called into the ministry) ...If Walls Could Talk by Little Miltion ...... & The Cupid Shuffle .... Angela Watkins, http://www.e-angelaswisdom.com , Book Reviewer, Public Relations, Mgmt, Christian Life Coach - Biblical Coaching, Internet Coach - Internet Consulting