Happy Monday all!
This year I’ve decided I’m going to try to read more nonfiction and this is one of the books I decided to give a go. Some of the subject matter was really tough to read about, but I think it is so important. Additionally I think all these victims deserve to have their stories told and heard.￼
This book was so powerful and insightful. It shed light on being groomed and how it has so many more meanings and implications than I previously thought. As somebody who was in an emotionally abusive toxic marriage for many many years, this book really hit home for me. It made me think about why I reacted and acted the way I did. The book also focused on the who the what and the how of grooming and how to move on from it. It also offered up a lot of information on human trafficking. It is so disturbing how prevalent this is not only in other countries but right here in the US. This is a small book that packs a big punch! Full of relevant and important information that all women will truly benefit from. About the Book
Someone in your past sold you a false story about who you are and what you’re worth. It has been holding you back for too long. Take control of your future.
A staggering one out of three women in America was a victim of sexual abuse at some point in her childhood. No matter how many years it’s been, if that’s your story, those scars are probably still with you. But even if that’s not part of your story, this book is for you. Women today have been groomed for a lot more than just sex.
Using her own story of abuse, family tragedy, and rebellion, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher guides readers toward an understanding that grooming is oftentimes subtle, but it’s always life-altering. In GroomedFisher incorporates the language and lessons gained over the past decade working with sex trafficking victims and her work in ministry and counseling before that. She draws out five specific ways that women have been groomed, from physical appearance to spirituality to finances, and shows how those manipulative messages have affected the way we see our worth and how they’ve oftentimes stifled and limited us. From there Fisher offers readers a way to overcome their past, starting with the all-important but rarely explored idea of a selah, or a time of rest and reflection, and exploring active ways to forgive and move forward to a new level of freedom.
No one has to be defined by her past. No one has to live for her groomers. It’s time to take a look back at where we came from to escape the messages of our past and take control of our future.
‘In Groomed Elizabeth shares a raw, heart-wrenching story, digging deeply to save others–a vital education, a sad tale, and a miracle of truth. Stopping sex trafficking and helping young women thrive is only possible through the education this book provides. And, ultimately, the sad realization that it could have been any of us!’ –Dina Bair Maher, WGN-TV, Chicago, anchor/reporter