December 7, 2019

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The Facebook friend request glares back at Jaclyn Friedman. It is the face of her childhood abuser. She holds her breath as she looks at how age has sculpted his face with an unfamiliar texture. Nightmares rush to the surface. Adrenalin strikes her heart at full force. His eyes pierce her soul through the screen with the same fearful message she suffered as a child. Be silent or your family will die. Twenty-three years ago she believed him to be dead. Now, he’s invaded her carefully constructed life. The shameful secret she has carried alone all these years now threatens to become deadly. Breaking the silence could be the only way for Jaclyn and her family to escape alive. 

The Silent Sound of Darkness is a compelling look at the impact of childhood sexual abuse and the deadliness of the silence that too often follows. 

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January 28, 2018

Our life story from this day forward doesn’t have to mimic the pain of our past. Men and women who are equipped and empowered to revise the narration of past life incidents can learn to narrate a story of joy, confidence, and hope as life unfolds. 

The characters that share our daily stage may add drama, humor, and sometimes even horror to our life stories, but we don’t have to be at their mercy. Acknowledging the roles of others, learning how to draw healthy boundaries, and knowing the value and benefits of inviting these characters to play a significant role in our story, can lead to living out a rich and rewarding storyline.

Our lives are not an accident. Instead, we encounter incidents on a daily basis that can often be quite unexpected and unnerving. But, shifting our paradigm about these happenings from accidental to incidental can open our hearts and minds to great opportunities. Daily, we are faced with many decisions to be a victim or live in victory. Which will you choose?