Saturday, October 16, 2010

Shattering the Silence

Yesterday, I had the privilege to interview Cec Murphey on the Setting Boundaries and Finding SANITY Blog Talk Radio Program.

Can you say "pinch-me-I'm-so-blessed?" :)

Veteran author Cecil Murphey has written more than 100 books—many of them for celebrities, including Dr. Ben Carson (Gifted Hands), Don Piper (90 Minutes in Heaven), and Franklin Graham (Rebel with a Cause). His books have sold millions of copies, been translated into more than 40 languages, and Murphey has won multiple prestigious awards. Besides being listed on major bestseller lists, including the New York Times’ and USA Today’s, his books have been made into movies.

His newest release, "When The Man You Love Was Abused" is his most intimate book to date; it is his story of being sexually abused as a child.






This New York Times bestselling author has courageously shared, with raw vulnerability, his journey through unthinkable silent pain. For six years, Cec tried to convince publishers that this book was important. Not only was Cec willing to share his most intimate struggle, he was willing to fight for the many men who suffer in silent pain. His voice alone is shattering the silence!

As I prepared for my interview with Cec Murphey I read this powerful book. As I read, I cried, I prayed, I was moved by each story of each man that was shared. I also discovered that this compelling book could minister to all who live in a place of silent shame.

As I work with parents of adult children who struggle to find independence, the topic of shame is universal. Many of us have isolated in silent shame not knowing how to process the shock we live in day to day.

An adult son is in prison.

An adult daughter is prostituting to support her meth addiction.

An adult son refuses to support himself while sleeping all day and partying all night.

An adult daughter continues to get pregnant even though she cannot support herself.




While the circumstances that lead to our isolation may vary, the outcome is the same.

Cec Murphey inspires as he shares his journey from abused child to living victoriously. His generosity of spirit is as big as the courage he demonstrated as he chose to declare himself.

"I know of myself only what I say of myself," Cec shares. DECLARE yourself! Does that inspire you as it does me?

Secrets have power. Any secret. The greater the secret, the greater the power. The power to harm, the power to lie, the power to destroy. As long as we live in that secret place, we will never be free.

If you are looking for the courage to break shatter the silence of your secret pain, Cec Murphey's book, When A Man You Love Has Been Abused" offers real motivation and a tangible road map out of the darkness of your pain. Listen to the archived recording of this interview, open your heart to the voice of one who understands. Listen as he encourages that we can declare ourselves! Feel the power of his statement, "I'd rather be disliked for who I am than to be admired for who I am not."

Know thyself! Be yourself! We can stop believing the lies of our secret. We can stop out of the isolation of shame.


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