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Psychotherapist's Memoir Reveals Personal History of Abuse and Reconciliation
Contact: Abigail Davidson, Publicity Assistant, WinePress Group, 360-802-9758, abigail@winepressgroup.com
 
ENUMCLAW, Wash., April 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Every year in the United States, over 81,000 children suffer sexual abuse, details the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.* Childhelp, an organization dedicated to the "Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse" indicates the actual numbers of abuse are three times greater than reported.**

"Trading Fathers: Forgiving Dad, Embracing God" (WinePress, 2009) documents the true story of Karen Rabbitt and her journey from brokenness to wholeness. Conceived through the trauma of marital rape, Rabbitt reveals the sexual abuse she suffered as a preschooler at the hands of her father as well as the ripple effect on her childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Rabbitt, a seasoned psychotherapist, has written for "Marriage Partnership" and "Today's Christian Woman" in addition to writing her own story. She writes to share her hard-won wisdom -- informed by her professional experience but energized by her own struggle for emotional and spiritual health.

"I wanted to encourage Christians to understand how our own experience with our fathers affects our ability to trust God. I wanted to share my own story so people can see how I worked through anger, depression, and anxiety."

Themes throughout the book include:

• God is a true father.
 
• Forgiveness is a choice.
 
• Healing is a process.

Now a grandmother, Karen lives in Illinois and has been married to Jerry since 1972. She attends The Vineyard Church.

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.

* www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/CM_Data_Sheet.pdf