My book is a true story of a young child who is the survivor of repeated sexual abuse who finally finds a competent, compassionate Christian therapist as an adult and becomes whole again, integrated
Longwood, FL (Vocus) October 7, 2010
A victim of repeated childhood sexual abuse, Xulon Press author Caroline Lighthouse suffered from Multiple Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder from the age of three. As a direct result of this, she cultivated a life of secrecy to avoid explaining her loss of time, body memories, and post-traumatic stress symptoms, fearful that psychiatrists would lock her up and throw away the key. As an adult, she finally found a Christian therapist and began what would become her healing journey. Within the pages of her new Xulon Press title, Coming Present: Living with Multiple Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder and How My Faith Helped Heal Me ($22.99, paperback, 978-1-60957-847-3), the author hopes to help open up victims and supporters about their experiences and encourage them to seek Christian therapy with a goal toward integration.
“My book is a true story of a young child who is the survivor of repeated sexual abuse who finally finds a competent, compassionate Christian therapist as an adult and becomes whole again, integrated,” the author says. “I hope readers will learn what it is like to live with MPD/DID, and learn how to be helpful.”
Lighthouse, a first-time author, is married with three children. She has a passion to help multiples to seek Christian counseling and become integrated. She hopes her book will be useful to abuse survivors, their families, professionals in the field of psychology, students, and support people of those suffering with Multiple Personality/Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Coming Present through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Coming Present is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.