Chains of Shame
Ruth Smith Meyer
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As a child, Benny Ribble bears the brunt of his parents’ anger. Never good enough, he nonetheless tries to please them to hear some words of praise. When he finds himself on the receiving end of a girl’s attention and affection, he thinks he’s finally escaped the abuse he’s suffered his whole life. Sadly, his marriage soon turns into another battlefield. Every time his wife, Alma, bursts his balloon of achievement with her put-downs, he sees himself once again failing to achieve his desire for approval.
Abuse is a fact, and children who are the victims of abuse often become abusers in adulthood or continue to be victims. Ben’s and Alma’s reactions to their childhood abuse take them in different directions and result in a dysfunctional family.
The path to change isn’t a straight upward climb, but when Ben and Alma have an encounter that changes their lives, they find the courage to generate a gradual shift in behaviour.
Walk with Ben and Alma as they explore the intricate, twisting trek toward change, and be surprised with them by both rewards and challenges that occur along the way.
Softcover Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page Count: 250
About the Author:
Ruth Smith Meyer through her life, has known several men of gentle nature who lived with abuse. In this “me too” age, she thought the abused male also deserves a voice: therefore, Chains of Shame.