The Many Faces of a Bully, Abuse, and Addiction
Before and After the Internet We Are Created for Healing and Restoration
About the Book
Over time, the meaning of the word bully needed expanded, and so it was, and so it is inside this book. Some call this a bullying epidemic, and others say a bully is abusive. Plus, abuse is only one attribute of many covered inside these pages. Today, bullying covers everything from projecting hate to the bully drugs. In the end, there are not only similarities and differences before and after the internet and social media, but the outcome remains the same: broken, hurting, and shattered lives./
Here, you will read about bullies, abuse, and the addict who overcame drugs and more. But how?
Yet, regarding the severity of any traumatic event or how far back an incident occurred, know that God can help you recover what was lost, broken, or stolen. Being candid, Grace’s memory stream of being bullied led to a collection of authentic events, where the names have been changed to protect the forgiven and preserve the dead. How did she overcome and forgive what happened?
Besides, we all sat in church Sunday after Sunday, month after month, year after year, and absolutely nobody discussed it—their silent pain. “Shush! Don’t tell anyone I’m dealing with an addict. My son … My daughter is using. Or worse.” So one day the same familiar faces now admitted that their children or family members or friends were indeed addicted to opiates and more. Wow! This had hit way too close to home to not talk about the cause, the effect, or the outcome.On the flip side, you may be dealing with a different type of addiction, even food. Or perhaps you have been bullied. Possibly you are in a toxic relationship, or maybe you’ve been raped, molested, victimized by a bully, or body-shammed over your size or what you eat. Still, out of these devastating experiences, read and know: God is a God of healing and restoration.
About the Author
For a fact, this author knows that what was meant for evil, God can turn it around for good! While in college, doors opened for Grace Francis to work with troubled teens in the social services field. Not only did she work in treatment facilities, but she managed a group home where she worked closely with juveniles from the court, drug addicts, and abused children. Her heartbeat was to aid in their recovery and to demonstrate unconditional love. If she could make a difference, it was to help them overcome.
The desire to change lives brought Grace to a public platform within the church through the performing arts. This powerful medium of expression included traveling with a Christian theater troupe to campuses and churches, whereby she shared her testimony of a life transformed by the power of Christ.
In time, a new season opened doors for Grace as a licensed advanced aesthetician, makeup artist, and CPCP in clinical aesthetics while working as an educator, consultant, and manager. It was during this season of touching faces and touching lives that no one really knew what truly was going on behind the scenes. Through introspection and reflection, she saw a need to write about bullies, abuse, and addiction. With the former in mind, Grace hopes to portray that a heart of forgiveness is a pathway to healing and restoration.
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