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Stand [PDF / Epub] ☃ Stand Author Debbie Williamson – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk One courageous woman shatters the chains of abuse that bound her family for generations and dares to brave the crippling memories of sexual abuse shatter the illusions of denial reveal her family s bi One courageous woman shatters the chains of abuse that bound her family for generations and dares to brave the crippling memories of sexual abuse shatter the illusions of denial reveal her family s bitter legacy of violence reach for healing and wholeness, and take her place on a path to forgiveness and peace Replacing shame with hope, fear with truth, and shadows with light, Debbie Williamson shares her arduous journey to wellness She did not choose this journey At nine years old, she was a victim of sexual abuse The hidden trauma of childhood rape often maps a life filled with destructive patterns and shame Such was almost the case for Ms Williamson As a young woman struggling to repair her family, she finds the courage to take a Stand Grasping for health because her life truly depends upon it, she uncovers and shatters her family s tragic tradition of violence With focus and conviction, Debbie Williamson overcomes a lifetime of denial to heal herself and protect the next generation.


10 thoughts on “Stand

  1. Eva Leger Eva Leger says:

    Wow I m still a little in shock here I m always a little anxious when I read a book by an author I don t know Especially an author I meet on line, on a site like this, etc Let s just say I was anxious for no reason with this one While reading it questions kept popping into my head, stuff I just knew I was going to have to ask Mrs Williamson, to pick her brain a little Then the question would be answered within a page or two I think that happens a half a dozen times It was so nice not to Wow I m still a little in shock here I m always a little anxious when I read a book by an author I don t know Especially an author I meet on line, on a site like this, etc Let s just say I was anxious for no reason with this one While reading it questions kept popping into my head, stuff I just knew I was going to have to ask Mrs Williamson, to pick her brain a little Then the question would be answered within a page or two I think that happens a half a dozen times It was so nice not to be left with these questions you re just wanting to know so bad about Mrs Williamson is a very, very strong person and she has a beautiful family, which she shows to us all throughout this book A little side note there are pictures throughout the book not too many, just enought to get a feel for each person and just enough to let you be able to really picture the person during a certain situation I loved that I m not as open minded as Mrs Williamson is I could tell that pretty quickly I kind of wish I was I m very skeptical when someone tells me they had an out of body experience or that they were visited from the other side Maybe it s because it s never happened to me but that s just the way I am So, the parts where the author mentioned her deceased father coming to her and actually speaking to her were difficult for me I just don t see it On the other hand, I hope to God it really happened because then maybe someday, before I die, I ll be a littlereassured about the after life I m working on faith alone right now and a little reassurance wouldn t hurt Near the end of the book the author mentioned the gift being passed onto her daughter this was tough to swallow for me to I hope to have one orconversations with Mrs Williamson about the whole thing I m interested in hearingand who knows maybe she ll make a believer out of me That s about the only thing that made the book a little harder for me I have a lot of praise for how she handled the religious aspect of the book There are many people, me being one of them who DO NOT like being preached to I never felt that with this The author talked about her ralationship with God, her faith yet she didn t harp on it, she said what needed to be said and left it alone She didn t come across as snooty or snobby, as her faith is better because of this or that, she didn t act like people should follow her lead and follow her to wherever religon wise this went very far with me and I know it will with others too Okay the book tells about Debbie Williamson s life it wasn t an easy one and she worked HARD to get through her problems That deserves something there with so many people laying the blame for their own faults on someone else in these times It was refreshing to read about someone having their faults, dealing with them in an incorrect way, realizing it, trying to fix it, and becoming a better person for it I enjoyed learning about how the relationships between her and her family members changed and grew also particularly her mother and kids I wouldn t suggest keeping this on the shelf for too long it s one of those books where when you do finally grab it down to read you want to kick yourself for missing out for so long Onething the way Mrs Williamson writes is fantastic The whole story just flowed and this being a first novel that s a pretty cool feat, especially when talking about subjects as harsh as are dealt with here I mentioned this to a friend and I ll mention it to the author as well, but I hope she s still writing In my opinion she could go on writing, in manydifferent ways Onething again I definitely think Stand can be of help to a lot of people, women specifically


  2. Love Love says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved this book never in all my years of reading this type story has one been so much like mine I could identify with so much that she was going through.I think sometimes it is very hard to just get over what happens to us as children or adults for that matter I can only say one thing I would have a hard time agreeing with, that is being able to hug the abuser I feel I would have a very hard time doing so But maybe I am a weak person for this Anyway it is a great book to read if you need I loved this book never in all my years of reading this type story has one been so much like mine I could identify with so much that she was going through.I think sometimes it is very hard to just get over what happens to us as children or adults for that matter I can only say one thing I would have a hard time agreeing with, that is being able to hug the abuser I feel I would have a very hard time doing so But maybe I am a weak person for this Anyway it is a great book to read if you need help dealing with what has happened to you in the past A must read for memoir lovers


  3. Sassy Lou Sassy Lou says:

    Wow This book was so good It had me crying, and wanting to punch someone at the same time It was good I have never had to deal with sexual abuse, or really any kind of abuse, but I have had my own trials This taught me that I m not the only one going through hard times, and it also taught me to be grateful for the family and friends that I have I really, really enjoyed reading this book It had a great message of courage.


  4. Georgiann Hennelly Georgiann Hennelly says:

    Stand is a very emotional read This is the story of Debbie Williamsons life as a sexually abused nine year old and her final resolution with her uncle who was her abuser The book tells not just of her early experiences but also of the abuse her mother suffered from her stepfather Both of them were threatened by their abusers that if they told, something bad would happen.It is amazing that they both found their way out of the hell their lives had become.


  5. Shannon Shannon says:

    A very straight forward, touching story The author did not dress up the writing to elicit pity or make any characterslikable palatable Sometimes it felt like the writing was too plain, but I appreciate it because sometimes that is how it comes out when someone is healing I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.


  6. lisa lisa says:

    let me first start by getting this out of the way i was sexually abused when i was 3 or 4 years old it impacted me deeply and though i consider myself lucky to have come out relatively unscathed, it is a truth of my past this book is a look at the shame and struggles that are experienced following sexual abuse.i read this in one sitting, with the book in one hand and a box of tissues in the other Stand was raw and powerful and gut wrenching, but it was an absolutely amazing experience that let me first start by getting this out of the way i was sexually abused when i was 3 or 4 years old it impacted me deeply and though i consider myself lucky to have come out relatively unscathed, it is a truth of my past this book is a look at the shame and struggles that are experienced following sexual abuse.i read this in one sitting, with the book in one hand and a box of tissues in the other Stand was raw and powerful and gut wrenching, but it was an absolutely amazing experience that i am honored to have shared with the author.Hi, my name s Debbie I am a whore I am a slut I have had so many affairs I ve cheated on my husband for years I am a liar I m not worthy of anything I m not trustworthy you can t trust me This is who I am.with this proclamation, Debbie claims her failure, taking responsibility for her life, and attempts to break the cycle of abuse that was set in motion decades before at the age of 9, Williamson was raped by her 22 year old uncle and, years later, in the midst of her own failed marriage and recklessness, she attempts to regain control of her life and stop the cycle of abuse and neglect that she has plagued her family for so long.Stand chronicles three generations of abuse in Williamson s family, both physical and emotional, that had run so deep domestic abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, alcoholism and neglect it was all present in varying levels her grandmother Bessie, after being widowed, remarried an abusive man who ruled the house with a firm hand, trickling down physical and sexual abuse to the children, and even among siblings Lois, Williamson s mother continued the pattern of abuse by neglecting her children and cheating on her own husband rather publicly Debbie found herself in a place of self loathing when she woke up one day and realized that she had become just like her mother, cheating, drinking and neglecting her own children.the writing is stark and painful to read, loud and honest with the long lasting pain of abuse, and yet the overlaying message is that of hope Williamson takes hold of her life and shakes out all of the skeletons and i can only imagine the courage that it must have taken to write this book it is an unfortunate truth that so many children face the same sad situations and come away so damaged that the pattern of abuse is only repeated generation after generation, but Williamson s testimony is a glimmer of hope that shouldn t be ignored.i would absolutely recommend this for anyone that has been abused or knows anyone affected by abuse, in any way it is not a book that i can say was enjoyable or good that just doesn t seem right , but i can t say enough how much i appreciated it


  7. Bookventures Book Club Bookventures Book Club says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here For some reason, I had some difficulty putting this review together Maybe it s because this story has no characters that you can like or dislike or a plot that you can pick apart You re peeking into someone s life and this someone just happen to have been a victim of sexual abuse Debbie Williamson s story is heart wrenching but yet carries a power message you have to take a stand against abuse in order to break the cycle reclaim your life.Debbie narrates the story as she takes you through th For some reason, I had some difficulty putting this review together Maybe it s because this story has no characters that you can like or dislike or a plot that you can pick apart You re peeking into someone s life and this someone just happen to have been a victim of sexual abuse Debbie Williamson s story is heart wrenching but yet carries a power message you have to take a stand against abuse in order to break the cycle reclaim your life.Debbie narrates the story as she takes you through the generation of abuse that engulfed the women and men in her family Saying that his book is emotionally charged is an understatement The author really makes you feel the anger, confusion, sadness and relief in the same waves that she experienced them and it s unclear as to whether it s the writing that helps you to feel this way or the fact that you can empathize with Debbie and what she went through Another compelling force in the book are the photos of Debbie s family They really help to bring the story close to home for the readers simply because there are times when reading this book, you think to yourself I can t believe that this actually happened Additionally, the title of the book is also quite fitting since Debbie s story is also a clear testimony to the notion that abuse in whatever form is cyclic and you can either sit by and have the cycle repeat itself or you can take a stand Aside from the obvious theme I also found spirituality being significant throughout the book Debbie constantly makes reference to diary entries where she talks to God She also credits her spiritual breakthrough and messages from the other side for helping her get through her most difficult times.Though much of the book is heavy and raw, there is a silver lining and Debbie gets her happily ever after The book serves as an inspiration for women who are currently in abusive relationships, giving them hope that they too can make it out and rebuild their lives I am definitely going to pass this on to my girlfriends


  8. Yin Chien 인첸 Yin Chien 인첸 says:

    I didn t know what to expect when I started reading this book But the first chapter already made me so sad and angry of what was happening to a nine year old Debbie Her uncle raped her And she was helpless, afraid and unable to do anything If possible, I would jump into the book, slap her uncle, command him to stop his sinful act and save Debbie from the suffering, pain and hurt which accompanied her for a very long time I was even heartbroken when I learned about Debbie s mother, who was a I didn t know what to expect when I started reading this book But the first chapter already made me so sad and angry of what was happening to a nine year old Debbie Her uncle raped her And she was helpless, afraid and unable to do anything If possible, I would jump into the book, slap her uncle, command him to stop his sinful act and save Debbie from the suffering, pain and hurt which accompanied her for a very long time I was even heartbroken when I learned about Debbie s mother, who was also a rape victim Worse still, the person who raped her mother was her grandfather And he did that repeatedly He even forced his young daughter into prostitution.This book is so haunting that you will keep thinking about the fearful events that occurred in Debbie and her mother s life which forced them into silence and self destruction I can almost feel their pain, conflicts and hurt throughout the book Debbie s words are simple yet powerful because of the message that lies in it I cried for her when she was in the abyss of darkness and despair I felt elated when she finally found the strength and courage to cope the childhood trauma that was buried deep in her heart with the help of God and found her happiness at last.This book is a real motivational read It tells us not to give up even thought the future seems bleak It encourages us to stand up against the abuse and violence that is harboured upon us with bravery because only by doing so will we obtain peace at last Everyone should read this book and learn about Debbie s journey Stand will help many women in dealing with the harsh experiences in their lives and to stand up for themselves Thank you for sharing your story with me, Debbie Visit forreviews


  9. Ms. Reader Ms. Reader says:

    I received this book off of Goodreads First Reads, and was very excited to start reading it since it appeared to be a very intriguing, interesting read When I started, I literally couldn t drag myself away from it s pages I read the first 12 chapters in one sitting literally and finished the book within the next several hours Yes, it was THAT good It s heartbreaking It s gruesome and gut wrenching and brutal The author does not shy away AT ALL from revealing any explicit details about t I received this book off of Goodreads First Reads, and was very excited to start reading it since it appeared to be a very intriguing, interesting read When I started, I literally couldn t drag myself away from it s pages I read the first 12 chapters in one sitting literally and finished the book within the next several hours Yes, it was THAT good It s heartbreaking It s gruesome and gut wrenching and brutal The author does not shy away AT ALL from revealing any explicit details about the horrendous ordeals of child rape and molestation that happened to her, to her mom, and her grandma If you don t have a strong stomach for this type of stuff, then you might have a very difficult time reading and processing the ugly details of this book So many sections of it literally made me cry, the author was that honest.Being a Mental Health Counselor for kids who have been abused and neglected themselves, I ve always taken an interest to brutally honest memoirs such as these It helps me take a peak into the life of these unfortunate victims how they feel, think, grow, learn, and develop after experiencing some horrific acts from real life monsters The author does an amazing job expressing herself and what she went through and how she eventually overcome it all, and was able to move past the abuse and find a better life for herself and her children She eventually found her fairy tale ending This book was inspiring, motivating, and absolutely beautiful I highly recommend reading it


  10. Sandra Sandra says:

    I won this book through Goodreads It is signed by the author, I love that This isn t a book that I would normally have chosen for myself, so I am grateful to have won it I enjoyed it a great deal The author s story was not one I could relate to for the most part Her description of her mother s childhood her own were detailed, but not overly graphic They were so well written, empathy came naturally.I teach young children, I related to found much of the childhood experiences familiar I won this book through Goodreads It is signed by the author, I love that This isn t a book that I would normally have chosen for myself, so I am grateful to have won it I enjoyed it a great deal The author s story was not one I could relate to for the most part Her description of her mother s childhood her own were detailed, but not overly graphic They were so well written, empathy came naturally.I teach young children, I related to found much of the childhood experiences familiar through my work Fortunately, I was not a victim of childhood sexual abuse, but there were other aspects of the author s story that I could relate to easily For instance, the love worry for her children were very familiar emotions Sadly, I could also relate to much of her feelings toward her mother My point here is that even though the description may not sound like something you will relate to, you may very well find aspects that you find very familiar I also understood much of her relationship with the husband who fathered her children because of my first husband A portion of the relationship with Gary reminded my of my current husband I m not implying I ll have another husband later I can only bear so much that is a slight joke I encourage anyone to read this book As I read it, I thought of several friends who I think will be benefit from reading this book, friends I hope can take courage from the author s courage


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