Keeping My Secrets but Not from Him—He Is All-Knowing

In the Beginning and All the Days Since

by Marilynn Warner Arkerson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/21/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781449720414
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781449720421
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781449720605

About the Book

God has given us the capacity to turn difficult situations around. Author Marilynn Warner Arkerson truly believes that when something bad happens, He will make something good out of it. Her experience of childhood sexual abuse at an early age, and waiting until she was almost eight years old to confide in someone, changed who she was.

Unfortunately, she does not know if that person ever told anyone else, especially her parents. Growing up in the 1940s, she grew up in a time of sweeping things under the rug. She was not allowed to talk about such things; it would have been a family disgrace. When we carry these secrets with us, it affects our relationships and our ability to cope with the smallest of discord. Everything bad that happens in our presence is our fault, and friendships are destroyed.

This book has been Arkerson’s freedom. She still has issues to deal with and more forgiveness to experience, but she is on the right tract and God is on the same track with her. She urges anyone who is harboring something bad that has happened to them to tell someone. Go to your doctor; start with him or her. Go to your favorite teacher or supervisor at work. Seek treatment, and most of all practice forgiveness. It takes a while, but it will happen and it will free you!

Your days become much more peaceful. You become more understanding and patient. You start to feel the joy in your heart, and you are willing to help others overcome their demons. Life becomes exactly what God has planned for you. Please read Psalm 139 in the Holy Bible. If you do not have a Bible, borrow one from a friend or walk into any church, no matter what denomination. That is what Arkerson lives by, and she reads it almost every day. It will help you to understand that you are a very special person molded by our maker, God in heaven!

About the Author

I am qualified to write this book because I have a very vivid memory, and have been working on the outline for this book for many years. I have been carrying a secret around with me for many years and after watching several shows on television, with people telling the same same story that I experienced, I felt it was now time to for me to tell my story and perhaps help others who have dealt with the simular circumstances.

This book is directly from my memory and from my heart. I want people to know that if they have a strong faith in God they can get through anything and that God is always with us, whether what we are experiencing is good or bad. He never abandonds us. God is always with us.

I am a transplant from Syracuse, New York and presently live in Waterloo, New York. I volunteer as an administrative assistant at a local Methodist Church and am also the church co-treasurer. I have been teaching ballroom, latin, swing and country dance for about thirty years of my life and love music of all kinds. Music and dance is a great healer of the soul and mind.

I believe every one has a worth and everybody has a story to tell. I am privileged to live seventy years on this good earth and have always tried to give back. Family, love and communication is very important to me as well as my Christian faith. I was raised by two parents that instilled in me the importance of helping others and showing love. There were no predjudices in our home of any kind.

We can have many bad things happen to us, but it is not who we are. We can overcome and shape our lives to be beautiful and joyfilled. I have been blessed to have many, many wonderful family and friends beside me. I feel God has placed these people in my life just when they were needed. My survival of this abuse that happened to me as a young child has been purely by the grace of God. I own Him the praise! Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a gift, so savor the moment you are in. My only wish as far as my "yesterday memory" is that I did not confide in my parents. They surely could have helped me through the ordeal!