Mending the Wounds From Sexual Abuse Through Faith, Family and Love
Author: Rosie Rivera
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The sister of “La Diva de la Banda”—legendary Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera—opens up for the first time about Jenni’s untimely death and her own triumph over abuse and addiction. Growing up as the youngest Rivera, Rosie was surrounded by unconditional love, support, and affection. There was nothing that her family wouldn’t do for her, especially her sister Jenni, who was the most important thing in the world to Rosie. With her strong will and a solid foundation, Rosie was set to conquer the world. Yet life would take a drastic turn when Rivera was scarred by sexual abuse within her family at a very young age. Living in fear and confined by painful secrets, she was plagued with constant threats, confusion, and pain. Not only was she stripped of her childhood and innocence, but she was also robbed of her confidence and self-worth. Feeling completely shattered and lost, Rivera plunged into a world of damaging habits and deep depression. For the first time ever, and with unflinching candor and courage, Rosie shares the traumatic details of her abuse and the daily struggle to live and how, through faith and the love of her family, she found life once more. Yet Rosie’s life would be severely impacted once again as the worst tragedy imaginable hit and her biggest fear came to reality—the death of her beloved sister. Equally harrowing and uplifting, Rosie’s story is a true testament to beating the odds and proves that despite the worst of times and no matter how many more challenges life has in store, it is always possible to pick up the pieces and find the strength and purpose to dream and live again. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Hardcover edition.
Tim is a small wolf shifter, partially disabled, not good at confrontation, and very alone. Life isn't easy at a precinct where he's never been fully accepted. He spends far too much of his time trying not to overhear coworkers mocking him. His best friend (okay, pretty much his only friend) is a drug-addicted fox shifter. And Tim certainly knows better than to fall in love; that didn't work out so hot before. These days, he sticks to anonymous encounters. He doesn't believe in mates or true love, not for someone like him. But he's worked for the cops almost a decade now, and really, there's no reason at all why he should have to go through a stupid certification course. They didn't even have those when he started! Life takes an unexpected twist when one of his anonymous encounters turns out to be attending the same certification course. Levi is a big, sweet guy he'd never expected to see again. Tim doesn't want to let Levi see the flaws and cracks that anything more than a quick hookup would reveal. He certainly doesn't plan to spend any more time with the guy, much less get feelings for him... Length: 65,000 words Heat: somewhat low A "shifters and partners" novel (standalone)
Broken Pieces deals with overcoming, transforming and accepting change in your life through Christ. It brings you to the realization that yes you have made mistakes, you have done wrong and it has caused much brokenness in your life. But Jesus in His loving kindness and tender mercies is faithful and just to forgive you of all your sins, love you in spite of your failures and heal all of your brokenness if you will accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Take a look inside of this life changing message and Let Jesus Heal Your . . . Broken Pieces.
Sanando Las Heridas Del Abuso Sexual a Travs De La F, La Familia Y El Amor / Mending the Wounds from Sexual Abuse Through Faith, Family, and Love
Author: Rosie Rivera
Category: Adult child sexual abuse victims
Creciendo como el más joven Rivera, Rosie estaba rodeado por el amor incondicional, apoyo y afecto. No había nada que su familia no haría por ella, especialmente su hermana Jenni, que era lo más importante en el mundo para Rosie. Con su fuerte voluntad y una base sólida, Rosie se prepara para conquistar el mundo. Sin embargo, la vida tomaría un giro drástico cuando Rivera fue marcada por el abuso sexual dentro de su familia a una edad muy joven. Vivir con el miedo y confinado por los dolorosos secretos, estuvo agobiada por constantes amenazas, confusión y dolor. No sólo era despojado de su infancia y la inocencia, sino que también fue despojado de su confianza y autoestima. Sintiéndose completamente destrozada y perdida, Rivera se sumergió en un mundo de hábitos perjudiciales y profunda depresión. Por primera vez en la historia, y con toda honestidad y coraje, Rosie comparte los detalles traumáticos de su abuso y la lucha diaria para vivir y cómo, a través de la fe y el amor de su familia, se encontró con vida una vez más. Sin embargo, la vida de Rosie se vería gravemente afectada una vez más como la peor tragedia golpe imaginable y su mayor temor vino a la realidad - la muerte de su querida hermana. Igualmente desgarradora y edificante, la historia de Rosie es un verdadero testimonio de batir las probabilidades y demuestra que a pesar de la peor de los tiempos y no importa cuántos retos más que la vida tiene, siempre es posible recoger las piezas y encontrar la fuerza y el propósito soñar y vivir de nuevo.
We quickly give men our hearts when they have done nothing to earn them the right to handle such a precious gift.What is it that causes us to walk away from the things of God? Do we believe that God's standards are too high?I refused to put my hope in statistics or in whether or not I was too old, or whether or not all the good ones were taken, gay or in prison. My hope continued to rest in God's sovereignty over my life.There was a preparation process before God brought me and my husband together because although I knew how to be a godly single woman, I had no clue as to what it meant to be a godly wife. My hope was in His ability to not only transform me into a wife, one who is adaptable and complimentary to my husband but to orchestrate and align our paths to where we would one day come together and be united in marriage.
Pieces of Come and taste of my brokenness, where you can journey with me through the many valleys of despair. There you will find healing and deliverance from the heartaches of yesterday. Pieces of My Brokenness will offer you a place where you can, at some point, see yourself and find the way out of a place where there may seem to be none. Tired of running from your past and avoiding the roads that lie ahead? Come and journey with me and see the answer to your quest for identity. Through the many pieces that have been cast at your feet, you will come to see that through the breaking is where it all begins, like a diamond locked and trapped in the rough of a coal. It is through the pressure and friction that it is cultivated to be that precious and priceless stone. It is through the very trails, tribulations, setbacks, cuts, bumps, and bruises that you come out as precious as fine gold. Pieces of My Brokenness depicts the very essence of dying to live again In all newness of mind, body and soul. My Brokenness
Acts 27:44 tells us that we can survive the rough, turbulent seas even on broken pieces. This book is a powerful testimony of how one can make it even when all hope seems loss and you do not know how you are going to survive the rough seas of life. Pastor Fogle shares that through all of her suffrage with tragedies, trials and tribulations to include a broken marriage, the loss of her son, and the life changing move from a small island in the Caribbean to the Americas, that God saw her through the rough seas and the strong winds and He can see you through your trials as well. This is a powerful testament of the life and times of Pastor Cynthia Fogle as she shares her personal experiences so that she may encourage and uplift those that may feel all has been lost. Pastor Fogle based this book on a story in the Bible about the shipwreck that occurred in the book of Acts 27:44. The author’s goal is to inspire, inform, and encourage those that are struggling in life. She wants desire is to spread the message that when all may seem lost and their lives seem shattered God is your anchor. Remember when your ship has wrecked, God is ready to keep you afloat on the broken pieces of your ship. He will mend those pieces together again if only you would put your complete trust in Him. Get an inside look at how Pastor Fogle established churches from the Caribbean to the United States sharing her vast knowledge, experiences and the word of God. Follow her turbulent journey from a small island in the Caribbean Dutch West Indies to the promised lands of the United States.
I wonder why my life is the way it is. I am always falling backwards into the things that bind me. I have tried to escape, to free myself from this dungeon of despair, but to no avail. Where do I go from here, and what steps must I take to be free? I now realize that as much as it is not up to me alone, I still have a part to play in my deliverance.