Sexual Abuse Survivor: How God Can Redeem a Shattered Life

God can pick up the pieces and make you whole again, as He did with Wendy Baisley-Roche. (Getty Images)

As a victim of childhood sexual abuse by a music minister's son, Wendy Baisley Roache swore she would never walk into a church again. And for nearly two decades, she didn't.

But when she discovered many years later that her second husband had regularly raped her daughter, she sought only one solution for the chaotic mess that was her life: Jesus.

Not really believing He could rescue her from her brokenness, Baisley-Roache says she "screamed out to God from the top of her lungs." It took a while for Him to convince her she was worthy of His love, but eventually, she began to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, and the healing process began.

And as an author and speaker, Baisley-Roache uses her own story to help other women recover from similar circumstances.

"I was so insecure and such a broken woman, always trying to put on a facade that everything was good," Baisley-Roache says. "But then, with one call where I discovered a horrible truth about my daughter, my world just came crashing down.

"But my story is not just about the horrific events that happened that took everything in my world down. It's a story of what God can do in the midst of everything being swept away. God can rebuild, and He can rebuild bigger and better than we can ever imagine. Women can relate to my story because many have lost something, and some have lost everything along the way. But my story reveals how God can come in and heal your heart, no matter what your circumstance."

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