So here it is, the day we’ve all been waiting for. Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal has arrived and you’ve been at the center of every grounding-breaking step.
You are so worth it!
Three weeks ago I sequestered myself away, saw no one, wore the same stinky sweats and lived with uncombed bedhead for three days. My purpose was to reach out to 100 People of Influence with hand written notes asking if they’d be interested in hearing about our stories of pain, resiliency of character and hope. The intimate deception that’s happening in our homes, pews, and workplaces needs a voice; it needs to be taken seriously, and stopped.
I can’t believe I had the courage to reach out to these incredible folks. They are brave people, influencers in their own right, sages, warriors, and heroes of change.
At first my own “nagging neggies” started to grumble. And then I froze with pen in hand as I thought,
“Who do you think you are to ask this of them?”
“How would they respond if they could see you now?”
“Why am I appealing into the wee hours of the ‘morn?”
Truly, it’s because of you. I’ve heard your heartbreaking stories. And as you know, I have my own. It paines my heart to see what’s happening to you, your families and those you love. In the quietness of the night, you mattered.
We need their help. We need them to understand how intimate sexual deception is deeply affecting us.
I also wanted to show you what’s been happening behind the scenes, on your behalf.
Thousands of hours have been devoted by people who have read your stories as I penned them in the book. Numerous hands have touched and edited each page. Artists have spent countless hours creating pictures, textures and words that would get the attention of anyone who will listen. And hours were spent packaging up these 100 books to send with a clear appeal for collaboration and support.
I thought you would enjoy a few pictures of the hands of those at Revell that worked to create this mass mailer. I also wanted you to see emailed photos and texted pictures from the Influencers that got the books and are generously signing up to spread the word.
Will you pray this book gets into the hands of those who need it?
When you read the book, if you like what’s in it will you please share it with others you know and love?
Thank you for standing for what’s right and for being brave.