When you first meet him you feel all warm and fuzzy inside-almost giddy. He looks and smells good. Maybe he has a job and a decent car. You play the little relationship games and finally he wins you over. Secretly you feel like you are "in love" as early as the third day after meeting this man. Yes, sister, he has you at "hello," "goodbye,"-and everything in-between! As the game goes on he begins calling as soon as you get home. He says he just wants to make sure that you got home OK. One day he gets angry when you're late.... In the back of your mind there is a still, small voice whispering, "What's up with that?" God sends an angel waving a scarlet-colored flag. None is so blind, however, as she who will not see.... EXPLORE THE MANY FACES OF ABUSE AND LEARN WHAT SETS YOU UP FOR IT. "When my innocence was taken at the age of nine," says the author, "I started down a pathway of hurt, shame, codependence, power struggles, and control. I had to receive God's gifts of healing and restoration and believe to be made whole." . HAVE YOU BEEN HURT BY PEOPLE AND CIRCUMSTANCES? . HAVE YOU BEEN USED, ABUSED, AND CONFUSED? . DO YOU LIVE WITH SHAME FROM A PAST YOU CANNOT CHANGE? Embrace the gifts God has for you! Minister Sandra Mizell Chaney takes you on a journey to discover: Who am I? What is God's purpose for my life? Why am I here? Openheartedness, Identity, Tender Loving-kindness, Recovery, Grace, and Infinite Joy are just some of the gifts you'll gather as you trade tragedy for trust and move from devastation to restoration! "O, Lord," Sandra cries out for the abused woman's healing, "give it to her!"