COALINGA, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
“Saturday's Child” (published by iUniverse), the new memoir by Margaret Morris, takes readers into the realm of child abuse through one person’s perspective. Her life, as she shares in the book, is defined by the reality of exposure and a safe house of sanity and healing.
“Saturday's Child” covers 47 years of physical, sexual and spiritual abuse, yet Morris leaves the reader with a feeling of hope. The book also gives a personal glimpse into two other lives, one who was able to express the family secret and receive counseling, return to college and receive a degree and certification in family counseling, and one young lady who could not receive help even though she tried and has been institutionalized. The book tells of the difficulties of being a victim and the success in becoming a whole, emotionally well and productive individual.
“The problems of sexual, physical and emotional abuse are not new to today’s society but were common in the past, very much in the present, and will be in the future,” says Morris. “The problem is not hidden as it once was and as a result more acceptable for the abused to seek help.”
To Morris, forgiveness and growth are essential, and her story reflects this belief. “‘Saturday’s Child’ does not focus on hate, revenge, or destruction of the abuser but on the healing process of the abused,” she says.
About the Authors
Margaret Morris is retired, having worked with the severely handicapped at the elementary grade level. After living 47 years in a state of limbo due to excessive sexual, physical and spiritual abuse by her father, she sought and received counseling. She also returned to college, received her associate degree, obtained her driver’s license for the first time and became employed outside the home. Her story is one of courage and a desire to understand why families become dysfunctional. Remarkably, Morris is neither bitter nor filled with hate. She tells her story in order to help others reveal family secrets that eat away at the core of productivity and happiness.
Laura Ames works for West Hills Community College in Coalinga, Calif., in the Disabled Students Programs and Services classroom and has for nearly 25 years. For 20 years, she had her own private tutoring business, and during 13 of those years also published an international newsletter on tick borne diseases. She is a student/consumer/union advocate and prefers getting involved in issues requiring research into Americans with Disabilities Act laws.
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