An Apology to Fellow Survivors

For this week's book of my #52in2021 challenge, I wanted to share an excerpt from a new memoir I happened upon last week written by cult survivor Charity Rissler titled “Where the Willow Weeps: The Inside Story of Growing Up in a Cult, and how I Found Freedom in Christ”.

I’d never heard of this cult called “The Message”, but the author described it as a fundamentalist cult, so I knew it would be similar to the cult I grew up in... 
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When The Triggers Don't Stop

I’m currently reading a new book released just this past week, “Woman Rising: A True Story” by Julia McCoy.
This memoir is the incredibly raw and vulnerable depiction of the horrific abuse the daughter of a cult leader endured throughout her childhood, and then how, as a young woman, she made her escape in the middle of the night, and eventually built a new life for herself.  
I’m only a few chapters in, but reading this woman courageously recall the stories of the pain her father inflicted on her has already brought up...
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What Is A Girl Worth?

Never in my life have I read a more impactful book.
After many of my fellow plaintiffs had read and recommended this book to me after its release in September, I finally downloaded the audio version this week and began to listen.  I was not prepared for how it would affect me.
The first day after listening to the first couple of hours, I became very ill and eventually vomited from the overwhelming triggers and grief.  Each day after that, as I continued to listen...
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