Linda’s accused abuser remains in children’s ministry. “We confronted him about the abuse and although he admitted to the abuse, he did not apologize. His only response was ‘Who are you going to tell because you could ruin my ministry?’” she recalls.
I went through severe depression and the full extent of my abuse came back to me in full force as I began to have flashbacks and relive the trauma of my abuse. I could see no way that I would ever live a normal life again and thought that I would end up in a mental institution. I wanted to die because life had ceased to be worth living.
So many of them were written from the standpoint of the child who grew up with alcoholic parents and broken homes with physical violence.
I married him in prison and spent 18 years waiting for him to come home. I want to tell the story of what it was like behind those walls.