Libbye Morris is the author of a memoir about escaping abuse entitled, "Root, Little Pig, or Die." She reccomends a resource which she has found helpful, the website for RAINN, found here. In "Root, Little Pig or Die," after the author's father becomes disabled from multiple sclerosis, her overwhelmed mother admonishes the author and her four siblings to "Root, little pig or die" - in other words, to fend for themselves and leave their mother alone. . . .(more)
Kathleen Pooler is a contibutor to The Woman I've Become, in which 37 women share their journeys from toxic relationships to self- empowerment. She currently has two memoirs in progress. The first to be published will be Choice and Chances: a Ragged Journey to Self. Opening with her escape from her second husband due to fear of physical abuse, it chronicles her journey up to that point through a previous failed marriage. As it concludes, she has finally found her voice. She recommends this resource on domestic violence.
Pam Richards is the author of Singing from Silence, the story of her friendship with creative genius Rich Mullins, in which she shares the back stories of many of his well-loved songs. Which of his songs centered on the topic of domestic abuse? That would be Richard's song for the meek, "I Will Sing." She claims she's not a great singer, so she intends to go on giving a voice to the meek in her own way.
All three of these women of faith will be contributing to a panel discussion, "Song for the Meek" to air this Friday, February 22, 2013. This post is designed to to support others, known or unknown, who need compassion and help dealing with domestic abuse in their homes. These authors offer their prayers and the work of their hands and hearts as they pass along their song for the meek. You can join the song by sharing this URL with those you care about. Your efforts are appreciated.
Each of these authors has contributed one copy of her book. Each of these three books are to be given away at random to those who add their comments to Friday's blog entry, February 22. The drawing will take place on March 15. We'd all love to hear from you!
Here is our panel discussion on domestic violence.
Comment on Friday's blog entry any time after it is posted on Friday, February 22 up until March 15, and your name will be entered to recieve one of the three books named above. Winners will be chosen by random selection. We will contact winners to inform them which book they won, and to request a postal address. All names, addresses and contact information will remain confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.