Abuse Beaten

From Victim to Victor

How could she leave? FEAR had a strangle hold! And yet, how could she continue on? She felt trapped!

She lived in constant DREAD Of Making Her Spouse Angry.

A young innocent girl starved for affection meets a HANDSOME man,. Desiring for him to fill an emptiness in her life, she is willing to do anything for him. In her naivety she believes this will make him love her. His feelings for her, are POWER and LUST not LOVE! This man is a Narcissist and by remaining loyal to him she ultimately ends up suffering - COMPLETE BETRAYAL - being used and abused.

* A backyard abortion at sixteen
*Marriage to a man who only cares for himself
*Cultural diversity - Fear and shame used to control her
*Physical abuse - Beaten, and slapped into surrender for the first seven years.
*Then mental control - he only had to look at her in a certain way and she froze. -Self confidence and worth striped away, followed by anxiety and fear
*Spiritual abuse - No spiritual freedom. She was persecuted and ridiculed for her belief in God.
*She witnesses the abuse of her children and when trying to stop him she was savaged.
*She became constantly aware of her husband’s unfaithfulness.
In this story you will read how one lonely girl gets caught in a web where there seems no escape. This is in a time when problems in the home were not spoken about so she doesn’t know where to turn. She is also scared to talk to authorities for fear of punishment.
God’s wisdom says, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” ”" 2 Corinthians 6:14 N.I.V.
Having suffered hurt and shame the author hopes by writing her story it will help others from falling into a similar trap. Although now is a different age in time with more education and discussion, abuse still thrives and women still remain silent. Cara escaped this marriage when she was almost fifty, going on to gain a professional career. Thus proving you are never too old to learn. The scars do remain however and she has had to battle her emotions, especially when made to feel inferior by others. She is now a retired Health Professional


This is ONE (1) of the 8Reviews

Lisa Carbaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars
I turned my back on God and my life spiraled downhill like a giant snowball
August 28, 2015
Format: Paperback
This is an eye opening, heart wrenching story that unfortunately happens to many. It is one woman's journey through the dark shadows of domestic violence and into the glorious light and life our Savior, Jesus Christ offers free to all! Satan is the master of deceit and shows his evil in many ways. My first severe encounter with this evil came in the form of my first husband, whom all believed was a "good christian young man." Soon after our marriage he became physically and verbally abusive beyond my wildest imagination. After breaking free from him, I turned my back on God and my life spiraled downhill like a giant snowball! I went from one toxic relationship to another. After many years, battered and broken both physically and emotionally, I poured out my heart to God. In His unending mercy He welcomed me and forgave me for turning my back on Him! For many years I tried to put the past behind me and move forward with life. And yet in the back of my mind something has never been quite right. I wondered what was wrong with me? After reading "Abused Without Mercy" I broke inside! Deeply buried memories suddenly resurfaced and my tears flowed like a river! For the very first time I really understood! I was living life believing I was damaged goods, never quite good enough. While the memories were unpleasant, the healing flowed through my spirit like a very cool, bubbling stream. What precious refreshment! I knew Christ forgave me when I had asked years before, I had pushed everything away and never understood I needed emotional healing as well! The abuse was NOT my fault! It was NOT something I deserved or brought on myself! I encourage everyone to read this book! It is a great encouragement as well as testimony of God's perfect restoration!

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About Crystal Mary Lindsey - OutbackOzzieWriter

Writing a fictional love story is so much easier than the trauma of writing about my own personal experience.
For that reason... it is not the greatest literary narrative.
I have retained the hidden emotions for so long that even people who have been close to me in the last twenty years have no idea about the extent of my background.
I have learnt to laugh instead of cry and concentrate with thankfulness on my achievements and blessings. However, placing these raw emotions onto paper has been a therapeutic release.  I don't feel it healthy to live in the past otherwise we miss the special joys that each day brings.
God placed our eyes on the front of our head to look forward to our beautiful tomorrows.
In reflective wisdom everything that happens in our life has a reason and a purpose.
My own happenings have given me a stronger resolution to support others and that's what this book is about.

All books by Crystal Mary Lindsey - OutbackOzzieWriter

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