Abuse Survivor- I Am "Perfectly Broken" to fulfill His purposes for me...

I am a third generation "PK" (preacher's kid), Severe Abuse Survivor, and passionate life-long activist against Domestic Violence and Child Abuse.

I was the youngest of three children born to a Baptist minister. During my childhood, I suffered physical and psychological abuse, being isolated and starved for periods of time, and then twice abandoned. Later I was also kidnapped, poisoned, and stalked among other things.
My very survival and eventual conversion of those horrible experiences into a burning desire to help others came from clinging to the only constant in my life, my deep unwavering faith.

Despite all my abuse, I never felt compelled to hate. Instead I only wanted to heal herself and others who had gone through similar experiences.

Many people have asked me over the years why I never abandoned my faith when it was presented to me in such a distorted form by my childhood abusers. Furthermore, why I keep choosing to lean into this faith instead of running away from it even though even though my life in many ways just seemed to get worse and worse after escaping my family.

All I can say is that although my faith did not miraculously protect me from suffering more pain- what I do know for sure is that I have reached a level of faith in my relationship with God that I could not have reached any other way. I came to understand that through the years God allowed me to suffer, He was building up a strength in me to help others, and it is only from having gone through all these experiences that I say with confidence that there's no place so terrible you can go that God's hand can't reach you- and even more importantly, that if you choose to FORGIVE and give your experiences over to God, that He will transform all of your experience into Power Tools to help others discover God's Redemptive Grace- if you will only trust Him...

When I was a child, God promised me that He would NEVER allow me to go through any painful experience that I would not be able to use to help someone else someday. I clung tightly to those words from then on and viewed ALL the horrors that came after as just that...
Potential Tools to help save others and point them to God for Hope and Healing.

We live in the greatest country in the world where we celebrate our Freedom, and yet there is SO MUCH BONDAGE & SUFFERING going on beneath the surface...

We foster a culture here that teaches us to just "get over" our childhood pain, pretend it never happened, or overachieve in other areas to try and fill in the holes our abuse has torn into our souls.

Over 20 years ago, I began working with foster kids, and God has placed a deep burden in me for DOMESTIC Suffering... The issues happening all around us everyday in our country.

Recently, I just completed my Life-Long Project "Perfectly Broken"... My most Powerful Tool I've created so far to "start the Necessary Conversations" that need to happen to lift the veil off all the millions of all ages who are hiding their scars behind brave faces in public and crumbling in private.

"Perfectly Broken" chronicles three generations of abuse in my own family from 1935-2013. Christian music has been an invaluable tool for my own survival, so I wove music links throughout the entire book... This is my most Powerful Tool I've created so far to "start the Necessary Conversations" that need to happen to lift the veil off all the millions of all ages who are hiding their scars behind brave faces in public and crumbling in private and point them to God for Hope and Healing. -Raven Faith

Below is an example of God's Redemptive Power to transform even the biggest train wreck of a life into a "Purpose-Filled" vehicle for Hope...

15 year-old Severe Abuse Survivor Amanda’s Book Review of "Perfectly Broken"...

Perfectly Broken, from the moment I read that title I knew from the beginning before I ever read a word of this book that there's a reason this was written. Than after talking with Raven and knowing a bit of her background I knew exactly what that title meant.
Everything happens for a reason, God has a plan for each and every one of us. Every mental blow we take or physical will come out to be something good, but finding out what is what makes life worth living. Raven found her reason and is changing many lives, mine being one of those.

15 years, I've struggled with abuse from my own father, mother, and sister; mental and physical. Escaping, moving past this, feeling better about myself? I never thought it was possible. Any trust I had for anyone was quickly ripped to pieces, proving that trust wasn't real.

Depression played a huge role in my life, being an actor was also a large part. Hiding my emotions so no one would suspect anything, being the "show" family every Sunday and Wednesday at church, than going home to a monster.

Reading, Perfectly Broken, is one of the hardest things I've done, I am actually reliving memories I have put under lock and key in my mind; memories that I never wanted to live again. I tried so hard to move past those years, but always was pulled back under depression never actually being able to let go. Reading this book is allowing me to relive everything from my past and to learn how to forgive. My anger is slowly depleting, and I've learned what it feels like to smile again.

Perfectly Broken, has opened my eyes in so many ways that I couldn't even begin to explain. Everyone has a voice, some have had that taken away from them, discouraged and beaten some never gain control of there life again and never learn to speak for themselves. Raven has given me that courage again; she truly has been a blessing put in my life by God, and with the book, Perfectly Broken, she has showed me that it does get better, and tomorrow is worth living.
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Raven Faith
United States
I am a third generation "PK" (preacher's kid), Severe Abuse Survivor, and passionate life-long activist against Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. When I was a child, God promised me that He would NEVER allow me to go through any painful experience that I would not be able to use to help someone else someday. I clung tightly to those words from then on and viewed ALL the horrors that came after as just that... Potential Tools to help save others and point them to God for Hope and Healing. We live in the greatest country in the world where we celebrate our Freedom, and yet there is SO MUCH BONDAGE & SUFFERING going on beneath the surface... We foster a culture here that teaches us to just "get over" our childhood pain, pretend it never happened, or overachieve in other areas to try and fill in the holes our abuse has torn into our souls. I started working with foster kids over 20 years ago, and God has placed a burden in me for DOMESTIC Suffering... The issues happening all around us everyday in our country. I have a particularly strong Passion re: the MANY horrific Forms of CHILD ABUSE happening all over America to our American children suffering in silence. God sent me on a journey a few years ago to a place that is a nation-wide capitol for Incest, Domestic Violence, and other issues too disturbing to go into details about here- such as the rape of INFANTS and Trafficking of pre-school children BY THEIR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS!!! The many stories I heard during my trips were SO DISTURBING that I didn't want to remember them , yet TOO IMPORTANT not to retell correctly so I grabbed a camcorder and started recording EVERYTHING. I KNOW that God has not allowed these issues to be revealed to me without creating some source of Hope to stop this!... Recently, I just completed my Life-Long Project "Perfectly Broken" (please see Description Below this Message)... My most Powerful Tool I've created so far to "start the Necessary Conversations" that need to happen to lift the veil off all the millions of all ages who are hiding their scars behind brave faces in public and crumbling in private. I've been receiving the most PROFOUND feedback from people of all ages about the dialogues created when they read the book and discover issues that they themselves or their loved ones were carrying. p.s.- If you're interested, please check out my reviews at the Amazon.com page. Below is my 9th "5-Star Review" from a 15 year-old girl I briefly met after speaking at her school in Texas in June. “Perfectly Broken” 15 year-old Severe Abuse Survivor Amanda’s 8/21/13 Amazon.com Book Review "Perfectly Broken", from the moment I read that title I knew from the beginning before I ever read a word of this book that there's a reason this was written. Than after talking with Raven and knowing a bit of her background I knew exactly what that title meant. Everything happens for a reason, God has a plan for each and every one of us. Every mental blow we take or physical will come out to be something good, but finding out what is what makes life worth living. Raven found her reason and is changing many lives, mine being one of those. 15 years, I've struggled with abuse from my own father, mother, and sister; mental and physical. Escaping, moving past this, feeling better about myself? I never thought it was possible. Any trust I had for anyone was quickly ripped to pieces, proving that trust wasn't real. Depression played a huge role in my life, being an actor was also a large part. Hiding my emotions so no one would suspect anything, being the "show" family every Sunday and Wednesday at church, than going home to a monster. Reading, Perfectly Broken, is one of the hardest things I've done, I am actually reliving memories I have put under lock and key in my mind; memories that I never wanted to live again. I tried so hard to move past those years, but always was pulled back under depression never actually being able to let go. Reading this book is allowing me to relive everything from my past and to learn how to forgive. My anger is slowly depleting, and I've learned what it feels like to smile again. Perfectly Broken, has opened my eyes in so many ways that I couldn't even begin to explain. Everyone has a voice, some have had that taken away from them, discouraged and beaten some never gain control of there life again and never learn to speak for themselves. Raven has given me that courage again; she truly has been a blessing put in my life by God, and with the book, Perfectly Broken, she has showed me that it does get better, and tomorrow is worth living.

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