A young innocent girl starved for affection meets a young man, desiring for him to fill a void in her life. She believes if she gives him everything he wants then he will love her in return. In her naivety she mistakes his lust for love. This man is a controller. By remaining loyal to him she ultimately ends up suffering...
An abortion at sixteen
Marriage to a man who only cares for himself
Cultural diversity _ Fear and shame used to control her
Physical abuse _ Beaten, and slapped
Mental abuse _ Self confidence and worth striped away, followed by anxiety and fear
Spiritual abuse _ No spiritual freedom. Persecuted and ridiculed for her beliefs
Witnesses the abuse of her children
Aware of her husband’s unfaithfulness
In this story you will read how one lonely girl gets caught in a web of abuse by her husband. This is in a time when problems in the home were not spoken about so she doesn’t know where to turn. She is also scared to talk to authorities for fear of punishment.
God’s wisdom says, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14 N.I.V.
Annie A. Cozens` is a wife, mother and grandmother. Having suffered hurt and shame she hopes by writing her story it will help other women from falling into that same trap. Although this is a different age in time with more education and discussion, abuse still thrives and women still remain silent. Annie escaped this marriage when she was almost fifty and went on to gain a professional career, proving you are never too old to learn. The scars do remain however and she has had to battle her emotions especially when made to feel inferior to another. She is now a semi-retired health professional and a Bible college graduate. “With God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26