In seeking personal restoration after facing her ongoing childhood abuse by a church elder/missionary/Sunday School teacher, Martha Nix Wade became impassioned about her healing and the renewal of other "victims.
The books she
read seemed to be spoken from the authors' expertise based in education, instead of personal experience.
Instead of wallowing in the "Why me's," she
answered, "Because I am willing to be vulnerable about my past and present; and desire to use my personal knowledge and experiences to help others cope and heal.
I will help protect children with truths that I did not grasp."
As a child, Martha
remained silent, as so many children do, following the code of silence that is embedded with fear and shame of sexual abuse victims.
As an adult, a handful of her
perpetrator's "victims" came forward, which ultimately lead to charges being pressed against her