Silent Screams: A Treatise on Sexual Violence

Silent Screams: A Treatise on Sexual Violence

Authored by Sis. Kimberly M. Hartfield

List Price: $7.00
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
100 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1477511374 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1477511377
BISAC: Self-Help / Abuse

Diane Langberg said in her book Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, “We who call ourselves Christians blaspheme the name of Christ if we pretend that the evils of the Holocaust or the rape of little girls and boys are less than they truly are.” She had grown up in a secure and healthy home and had been warned as a new counselor not to believe “hysterical” women, who told her of the horrors they had experienced. I’m so glad she chose not to take that ungodly advice. She says that salvation that doesn’t take this kind of evil into account is no salvation at all. I whole heartedly agree with her sentiments. There are still so many today that stick their holy heads in the sand of their blessed Scriptures and ignore all the passages about the evils of this world. They pick and choose the good and pretend as if the evil didn’t exist. Well, as a former victim and now survivor of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence, they might want to call me one of those “hysterical” women, and as a Christian counselor of other victims, I just want to pull their little holy heads out of the sand and say, look, this is real people in a real evil world.

This book is a compilation of my previous writings on the topics of childhood sexual abuse and rape. It’s certainly not comprehensive with my limited understanding of the issues involved, but I hope it will be of some benefit to those who read its content. It covers topics such as those a victim might need to read and other topics that might interest those who counsel and advocate for them. It includes some stories of victims who I’ve met, and others who I’ve only read about, but who have all cried out their silent screams and found no one listening. I found in my own search that though there were organizations out there in the secular realm, there were not very many Christian organizations to help Christian victims heal. It’s my hope that all those out there who are searching for answers to their heartaches will know that at least I’ve heard them, and will do what I can to help them, as long as there is breath left in me. My own story is in my previous book, A Little Redneck Theology, if readers of this book find it helpful and want to know more about me and why I began my ministry, Go Fish Ministries, inc. which may be located online at

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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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