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Sexual Abuse in Marriage [Kindle Edition]

D. Anne Pierce

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Book Description

Many women are facing sexual abuse in their marriage, from the man of their dreams who promised to love and cherish them. Over time, they begin to realize that what they are dealing with is abuse, because they no longer have a choice in what goes on in the bedroom. This book is one woman's story of sexual abuse in her marriage and the steps she took to free herself from the abuse. Women who are dealing with abuse in their marriage will find themselves in these pages, identifying with many of the scenarios described and finding hope to face the abuse and build a healthy life for themselves.


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About the Author

D. Anne Pierce began writing on the topic of sexual abuse in marriage after counseling countless women trapped in an abusive relationship. She also writes from personal experience in her first marriage. She is a Licensed Counselor, mother and grandmother, plays the guitar and loves to garden and hike. She is also the happy wife of the "sweetest man on earth".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 175 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DAUL3Y
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything after "NO" is abuse. 9 Nov. 2012
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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I found "To Love and Cherish..." a disturbing yet compelling account of a woman's long struggle as a victim of spousal sexual abuse. It made me angry and brought me to tears. As a counselor I deal with hidden shame and terror on a daily basis, including marital rape, incest, physical and sexual assault and much more. "To Love and to Cherish" is authentic. It mirrors the experiences of my clients and brings hidden, disgusting, dark marital practices into bright, open, cleansing light. The author was unbelievably courageous to share such personal parts of her life. Her brave, vulnerable account will serve as both a warning to perpetrators and more so an invitation to their victims to resist and escape their unimaginably painful acts of insensitivity, domination and cruelty.

"Anything Goes" has been the sexual montra of the modern age. "To Love and to Cherish" has exposed an extreme expression of "Anything Goes" as heinous and destructive. She has firmly and appropriately altered the culture's voice of freedom to read "Anything Mutually Enjoyable and Consensual Goes." Being Loving must include "respect" and "self control" so the wishes of both partners have equal weight in the relationship. I hope this book finds its way into the hands of the thousands of women (and men) whose experience has included hidden practices of sexual abuse in their own relationships. Then I hope that the victims of spousal sexual abuse will have courage enough halt unwanted sexual advances or practices. I hope they say resist with their feet, walking or running away from their abuse and then sprinting toward their what their hearts need and deserve. It is my hope that these women believe they are worthy of tenderness, caring attention, respect and understanding expressed with a humbly honored "no."
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars informitive 28 July 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book hit some personal but needed details and helped explain what it actually means to be sexually abused in a marriage..
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful book written about a painful subject 3 Mar. 2013
By ScottishBell - Published on Amazon.com
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I appreciate D.Anne Pierce's willingness to write about a painful subject. Many people are not willing to speak up about their painful experiences. I think it might help other women if we would open up more. Great job, Anne!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful 10 Jan. 2013
By J. L. Horton - Published on Amazon.com
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The author is not just writing about this subject but is telling HER story. If you suspect that what you are experiencing in you relationship may be abuse then this book is for you.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This could have been my story 9 Jan. 2013
By Tiffany - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a quick read but packed with practical information and real life stories. It was so nice to read about someone who has overcome this very hidden abuse in marriage and to realize that sexual abuse in marriage is a reality and not just something the victim imagines. More people need to be made aware of the damage that sexual abuse in marriage causes and this book wonderfully communicates this message while at the same time embraces victims of marital sexual abuse with the message that they are not alone.
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