Ann is struggling with something from her past, something that she has kept for a long time - something so secret that not even her parents are aware of. Heather, Ann's best friend knows that something isn't right - the nightmares Ann suffers are evidence of that. Heather doesn't know what to do when Ann tells her about the years of sexual abuse she has suffered.
Do you know any students like Ann who have been abused by people they should have been able to trust? What can you say or do to help? What do they need most right now?
Perhaps more than any time in their lives they need a 17:17 friend - "A friend is always a friend, and relatives are born to share our troubles" (Proverbs. 17:17 CEV).
Through the aid of a heart breaking true-to-life story, the authors, offer insights from the Bible and practical instruction on what your friends can do to resolve past sexual abuse in their lives.
More importantly, you will find out how to become a support and encouragement to them during their struggle. This book is designed for you to read yourself, before passing it to others.
For the person that has been abused, you will learn how to face the issues of false guilt, shame and helplessness and realise your self worth again. Far more than that, you will understand how to experience the comfort, encouragement, and support you need from both God and a friend - and, most likely the friend who gave you this book.