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It's never too late! No matter what shameful thing you have done or what painful thing has been done to you, truth offers the way to hope, healing and freedom. Exiled because of a teenage pregnancy, this is the candid story of one girl's desperate search for a place to belong. She longed to be loved but was terrified of her dark past being known. Her journey through betrayal, addiction, promiscuity, and worldly success illuminates the denied and devastating results of a life filled with secrecy and hypocrisy. Secrets From The Third Pew clearly describes the hidden effects of family dysfunction and addresses the failure of the community and the church to recognize and address painful issues and unwelcomed truths. Trusting in the healing power of grace, her story encourages wounded people to come out of the darkness and into the redeeming light and love of Christ.
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Jamie Norton, MEd, LICDC, was born into an old Southern family and grew up in a church built by her grandfather. The unfortunate events around her left her lost for 20 years in her own story of sin, shame, fear, abandonment, betrayal and loss before surrendering back to Christ thirty-six years ago. In spite of all of her struggles, Jamie completed graduate school at NC State University with honors and earned a license as a clinical supervisor in addictions counseling. For several years, she travelled the country conducting professional training and consulting with state and national organizations in the areas of addiction and dysfunctional family. Her “Making Peace” retreats, begun in 1983, have been instrumental in encouraging thousands of hurting people in numerous states to work through painful experiences in order to more fully enjoy God’s love. Her honesty, faith, wisdom, and skills offer unique insight into the power of God to redeem and restore broken lives. Her life work is to provide a safe place and educational experience that allows those who are broken to examine their own life and find healing in Jesus Christ. Her legacy is engraved on thousands of men and women throughout the country whose lives she has touched. Jamie currently lives in Middleburg Heights, Ohio where she is an affiliate counselor with Grace Church. She works closely with her daughter, Mary, and her son-in-law, Jonathan, who is the senior pastor. Her son, Ken, is currently a much appreciated chef in the Cayman Isles. She is the proud grandmother of six grandchildren. Jamie continues to conduct her “Making Peace” workshops in several states and to provide personal and relational counseling on a daily basis.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1514880377