"I sat down on my bed, exhausted after a long day of emptiness. What to do now? I picked up the journal I bought a few nights earlier, toying with the cover...looking at it, I felt a sudden surge of anger and threw it on my bed. Another time, I thought to myself. But then I realized all I had was time-a whole lot of worthless, useless, unwanted time. So I picked up my journal again, and began to write..."
Amy and Chas Maddocks can hardly believe it when they discover Amy is pregnant. It's truly a miracle. During her pregnancy she faces the usual challenges--vomiting, emotional ups and downs, and frequent tiredness. Amy doesn't care what she has to go through, all that matters is she's having a baby, and she wants him more than life itself.
When Amy begins to experience unexplained pain in her second trimester, she's diagnosed with a medical condition that can't be completely resolved, until after she gives birth. Her doctor places her on a strict diet, prescribes medication, and puts her on bed rest. Despite everything, Connor, her tiny son is born twelve weeks early.
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March 2010--Thank you so much for writing this book! As a wife of a "recovering" addict, it's great to hear someone else's story! I feel that my husband is supported on his road to recovery, but I don't feel supported at all or that I can talk to someone else, since it is such a personal problem. I'm going to go to the websites you suggested! Thanks again!
I found it a very interesting read and am grateful that you took the time and courage to write such a book. I really enjoyed it. I never knew that pornography was such a problem until I got married, My husband suffers from an pornography addiction. He is very honest with me and has been from the beginning and we strive to take all necessary steps to prevent him from temptation- he never stays up by himself and has no access to the computer unless I am with him.
It's breaks my heart- as you well know to have the feelings of lack of self esteem and worthlessness. I often wonder why I am not good enough, what is wrong with me that he must be satisfied elsewhere. But your story has helped me reaffirm that I am not alone, that it is not me, the problem is his and if he his open and honest I love him enough to help him.
Thank you for writing Torn Apart. Like your story, my parent's temple marriage ended in divorce when I was thirteen. I always suspected pornography played a part. Like you, my Mom also remarried in the temple to a good man, they’ve been married seventeen years now and although it’s been hard at times, I’m glad he makes my Mom happy and that my younger brothers have had a worthy priesthood holder in their lives to set a good example for them. I’ll be passing your book on to my Mom to read.
You have been truly blessed. I wish I had your faith and testimony of the power of prayer.. It is books like yours that gently draw me back and remind me to continue enduring to the end, whenever that may be. I hope it comes
Diony, I finished your book the weekend after the writer's conference and already passed it along to friend of mine who is going through the same thing. I know it will help her see her future more clearly. What an AMAZING story you tell--so honest and forthright. Reading it meant even more to me because I met you and got to know you. I cried, I yelled! And in the end, I was so comforted to know that you found someone to share your journey with, to raise your family, and to love. I honor you! And pray that your story will help other women and families in the grip of addiction. I so believe "this is your purpose" and "this is your time." Thank you for your example of strength and courage in the midst of heartache. I hope to see you soon! And let's keep in touch along this writer's journey. Sincerely, Jodi Robinson, Author of Women of Virtue
a must read for every married couple. It may not be that you have faced the problem of pornography personal but to be aware of the signs and destruction and havic that it leads in its wake are essential to stopping it. This author is amazing to first having lived and risen above her experience and then to share her story must have been difficult but freeing...http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6288565.Torn_Apart#