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Domestic Violence Victim Finds Joy in the Aftermath

Contact: Abigail Davidson, Publicist, WinePress Group, 360-802-9758, abigail@winepressgroup.com

ENUMCLAW, Wash., May 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Karen Jessing, victim of escalating spousal abuse for over a decade, has written of that devastating experience--and how some good came out of it--in her new book, "Hey God, You Have a Plan, Right?" Refusing to let those years of abuse define her life, Ms. Jessing has determined that a positive attitude and her faith in God has helped her reclaim those days and that she can now sense God's blessing through it all.

Between the ages of eighteen and fifty-two, adversity hit Karen hard: she was paralyzed twice, she experienced business and career reversals, she was diagnosed with lupus, and she entered into a destructive marriage. Compliant daughter of controlling parents, Karen married Tom out of rebellion. Idyllic married life to this Christian ministerial student was, however, a sham; the couple regularly attended church and pretended that everything was wonderful while physical and emotional abuse at home continued for twelve years. After her divorce, Karen, now a single parent, did not let her health crises keep her from being a great mom and realizing her childhood dreams of going to modeling school and taking drum lessons. Now blissfully married to Stan Jessing, her experiences with domestic violence have propelled her into volunteer work as an advocate for victims of abuse.

Many of Karen's lifelong dreams were shattered like broken glass scattered on the beach, but the sharp edges have smoothed over time and she now sees them as part of a "beautiful stained glass window." She says, "Adversity can open doors you never imagined. Learn to overcome fears, discover who you are, find courage to make a change, and dream again. God does not give up and can make our lives beautiful."

For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview, please contact Abigail Davidson by phone at 360-802-9758, by email at abigail@winepressgroup.com, or by fax at 360-802-9992. To purchase a copy of this book visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877-421-7323.