Victory Over Violence: New Book, 'Traveling with the Life-Giver'
In the U.S., every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten. The affects of domestic violence can continue after the abuse stops, taking form in addictions, depression and anxiety. Author Carol Romeo asks, is it possible to make these feelings disappear for good?
In her new book, "Traveling With the Life-Giver", Romeo uses her own experiences of abuse to help others dealing with domestic violence. Writing the book while trying to repair her own life, Romeo now shares her story to heal others with similar pasts.
"'Traveling With the Life-Giver" became a vital part of my process in healing my soul," Romeo said. "It made me reevaluate life and the gifts I was given."
This book takes a unique spin on self-help by communicating in an allegorical form. The main character, Cherished, goes through her life descending from happiness to despair and shame. With help from the Life-Giver, Cherished is sent to aid others after she uncovers truth and understanding.
Throughout the book, Romeo uses her psychology degree, as well as experiences with God to include both psychological and spiritual principles. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Romeo has made it her life's work to help others overcome the problems in their lives.
"Writing this book helped me through a lot...and it is my deepest hope that it will help many others," Romeo said.
Traveling with the Life-Giver
A Spiritual Journey Through Recovery from Abuse
By Carol Romeo
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AuthorHouse online bookstore
About the author:
Carol Romeo is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a specialty in trauma and abuse issues. She has also worked as a prayer counselor for the past 30 years. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Azusa Pacific University and a master's degree in practical ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. She hopes to help others heal through her books devoted to how to achieve a better, more fulfilling life.