Tears of the Silenced

Download or Read eBook Tears of the Silenced PDF written by Misty Griffin and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2014-12-22 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Tears of the Silenced

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A heartbreaking yet inspiring true story. In this memoir the author writes in detail about the horrors she sustained at the hands of her mother, step-father and the hands of the Amish church. After her mother meets up with her step-father when she is at the young age of four, she and her younger sister are whisked away from their father to begin a life of solitude and sorrow. Here they are succumbed to severe physical and mental torture, sexual abuse and isolation from the rest of the world. Day by day Misty and her sister are brainwashed into believing that dressing and living like the Amish is the only way to get into heaven. Fourteen years later after unspeakable torture and constant threats against their lives Misty and her sister are taken to an Amish community in rural Minnesota. Here they learn German, are made to change their names and eventualy become baptized members. Eighteen year old Misty breathes a sigh of relief no longer having to fear her step-father will kill her. This is short lived however when she finds herself refusing to be silenced. This ancient tradition in wich Amish sex abuse victims are made to forgive their attackers and continue to live life as normal. If the victim refuses to be quiet about the incident they are paid a visit by the ministers in which they are harshly reprimanded and if they still refuse to be silenced they are shunned until they comply. After Misty is attacked by the Bishop of her church she refuses to be silenced and involves the local law enforment. When she refuses to recant her police report she is then shunned by the Amish church. This sends her reeling out into the modern world without any ID or social security number and only a second grade education. However Misty meets these setbacks head on as she prepares to embrace her life long dream of becomeing a medical missionary. In the last few chapters you will follow Misty as she gets her GED, deals with severe PTSD and nightmares, tries to get her sister out of the Amish and is met by the local ministers as they try and intimidate her into recanting her police statement. Misty writes in detail about the sting of being shunned and having everyone that you held dear turn their backs to you. But also she is determined to stand up for the silenced victims no matter the cost.

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Tears of the Silenced

Download or Read eBook Tears of the Silenced PDF written by Misty Griffin and published by Mango Media Inc.. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Tears of the Silenced

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Misty Griffin's story ─ Surviving child abuse, parental betrayal, sexual assault, and Amish cruelty A true crime memoir: When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty and her sister were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch where they were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse and extreme physical violence. Their step-father kept a loaded rifle by the door at all times to make sure the young girls were too terrified to try to escape. They also knew that no rescue would ever come because only a couple of people even knew they existed and did not know them well enough to care. Amish Sexual abuse: When Misty reached her teens, her parents feared she and her sister would escape and took them to an Amish community where they were adopted and became baptized members. Misty was devastated to once again find herself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse. Going to the police was severely frowned upon. A few years later, Misty was sexually assaulted by the bishop. As Misty recalls, "Amish sexual abusers are only shunned by the church for six weeks, a punishment that never seems to work. After I was assaulted by the bishop I knew I had to get help and one freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. After reporting the bishop I left the Amish and found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a second-grade education and no ID or social security card. To all abuse survivors out there, please be encouraged, the cycle of abuse can be broken. Today, I am a nursing student working towards my master's degree and a child abuse awareness activist. This is my story." If you have read Scared Selfless, A Child Called It, The Sound of Gravel, or Etched In Sand, then Tears of the Silenced is a must read.

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Tears of the Silenced

Download or Read eBook Tears of the Silenced PDF written by Misty Griffin and published by . This book was released on 2021-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Laughter, Tears, Silence

Download or Read eBook Laughter, Tears, Silence PDF written by Pragito Dove and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2010-10-04 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Laughter, Tears, Silence

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Using the principles she teaches, Pragito Dove transformed her fear and grief into joy and inner peace. Her accessible, innovative methods allow you to reap the benefits of meditation in thirty seconds, four minutes, or twenty-four hours, wherever you are and whenever you need a moment of calm. Emphasizing expression, rather than repression, of emotion, these dynamic practices can begin with a variety of movements and sounds, or with silence. Meeting practitioners where they are — in sadness, fear, stress, anger, or joy — the techniques can be done in the midst of work, play, and home life, and either alone or with others. Drawing on such traditions as Sufism and Buddhism and such teachers as the twentieth-century mystics Osho and Gurdjieff, Dove’s synthesis meets the needs of contemporary life with attention to the full range of human experience and reverence for the peace and joy possible in every moment.

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Tears of the Silenced

Download or Read eBook Tears of the Silenced PDF written by Misty Griffin and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2014-11-27 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Tears of the Silenced

Book Synopsis Tears of the Silenced by : Misty Griffin

In this memior the author writes in detail about the horrors she sustained at the hands of her mother, stepfather and the hands of the Amish church. After her mother meets up with her step- father when she is at the young age of four, she and her younger sister are whisked away from their father to begin a life of solitude and sorrow. Here they are succumbed to severe physical and mental torture, sexual abuse and isolation from the rest of the world. Day by day Misty and her sister are brainwashed into believing that dressing and living like the Amish is the only way to get into heaven. Fourteen years later after unspeakable torture and constant threats against their lives Misty and her sister are taken to an Amish community in rural Minnesota. Here they learn german, are made to change their names and eventualy become baptized members. Eighteen year old Misty breathes a sigh of releif no longer haveing to fear her stepfather will kill her. This is short lived however when she finds herself refuseing to be silenced. This ancient tradition in wich Amish sex abuse victims are made to forgive their atackers and continue to live life as normal. If the victim refuses to be quiet about the incident they are paid a visit by the ministers in which they are harshly reprimanded and if they still refuse to be silenced they are shunned until they comply.. After Misty is attacked by the Bishop of her church she refuses to be silenced and involves the local law enforment. When she refuses to recant her police report she is then shunned by the Amish church. This sends her reeling out into the modern world with out any ID or social security number and only a second grade education. However Misty meets these setbacks head on as she prepares to embrace her life long dream of becomeing a medical missionary. In the last few chapters you will follow Misty as she gets her GED, deals with severe PTSD and nightmares, tries to get her sister out of the Amish and is met by the local ministers as they try and intimidate her into recanting her police statement. Misty writes in detail about the sting of being shunned and haveing everyone that you held dear turn thier backs to you. But also she is determined to stand up for the silenced victims no matter the cost............ " Our Voice is our most powerful tool against these evil people who prey on the innocent, we should never be silent and let them continue to harm people. By being silent we are telling them it is "Okay to continue." I firmly beleive if you choose to stand with those who wish to keep the victim silent you are youself guilty of a crime against humanity - Misty Griffin

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