In this intimate memoir, Robin shares her story of resilience and transformation after her marriage unraveled in the wake of spousal abuse and addiction.
For seven years, Robin chose to play the role of a good Christian wife and mother, beginning when she met Brian on a Christian dating site. Within months of meeting, Robin found herself living an entirely unexpected life. When the lies became insurmountable and dark secrets came to light, Robin was forced to reckon with the compromises she had made to save her marriage. She grappled with why she justified evil for so many years and why she was faithful to unbiblical theology, nearly at the expense of her and her daughters’ lives. The result was her first book, God Hates Abuse: Abuse and the Doctrine of Headship and Submission. This is the story behind that book.
Part memoir, part how-to, Robin’s story is unique among addiction and domestic abuse books. Her true story provides readers with first-hand insight into a person’s journey from being conned into a dangerous marriage to overcoming nearly impossible odds to walk away. Out of the Shadow is a must-read book for men and women motivated to grow through their trauma and discover a joyful and fulfilling life that may look different from what they expected.