This is the third book in my series to bring healing and restoration for people who have been wounded and scarred by abuse and maltreatment in their lives. Their wounds run deep and most often the memories and pain remains unhealed. The trauma frequently overshadows attempts to move forward in life and become the person they dreamed of being. My first book in this series is, "The Spiritual Roots of Abusive Relationships". The second book is, "Forever Free from the Wounds of Your Past". The majority of wounded people have been unable to comprehend why they have been abused by family members, friends, strangers and the person they vowed to share their life with in marriage. Why and how could this happen? These books explain from the Scriptures what has happened in the lives of people who become abusive and how they take out on others the pain they suffered earlier in life.
I first wrote this Journal in 1994 as I was healing after leaving a 42 year abusive marriage. I told no one, except my mother & brother about my life and did not share these three books until two years after my former husband passed away in 2013. In the years of our marriage I had a nationwide teaching ministry where the Lord allowed me to teach others about the love of our Savior and how to become all that God designed for them.
These Spiritual Roots are worked out in their treatment of others - strangers, innocent family members, their children and their spouse. Verbal abuse often leads to physical abuse and the wounded people frequently carry their pain throughout life. Now with this understanding and knowledge, wounded people can be totally healed of their pain - so their memories no longer cause pain. That's the value of appropriating the promises found throughout the Word of God.
In Your Forty Day Journal, many topics are explained and the reader has the ability to answer questions and put their feelings on paper. This allows them to think through their feelings and gain insight into the solutions offered in the book. Traumatic events leave people with so many unanswered questions. Pent up painful emotions need to be released. By writing out these deep needs allows the person to see for themselves how applying the solutions in these books will bring lasting healing and give each one the ability to rebuild their lives both emotionally and in practical ways that give them solid structure on which to grow and become the person they knew they could be. The peace of Christ will be theirs and their deepened union with their Savior will give them joy unspeakable and full of glory