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ABUSE

Jane Boucher

It is a very sad fact, but almost everyone knows someone who is the victim of domestic abuse. It does not discriminate by gender, ethnicity, or age group, plus it is true that 95 percent of its victims are women. The bruises, scars, and emotional wounds will affect one in every three women in the U.S. yet countless women return, again and again, to their abusers. They are trapped in the revolving door of abuse. For those who are able to escape, the choices are grim: poverty, homelessness, and health problems await many women and their children. Our guest, fames author, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, professional speaker Jane Boucher is here to talk about her book “ESCAPING DOMESTIC ABUSE: HOW WOMEN GET OUT AND STAY OUT”. In this revealing and candid book, you will meet courageous women who broke away from abusive relationships to escape the agonizing pain and find lasting peace.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco

Before May 19th, 1992, our next guest lived in Massapequa, Long Island which is in New York. She was a housewife with a husband and 2 children, a boy and a girl. Trying to be a good mom and wife and just trying to get through life like everybody else. But all that changed on that day in May, when she answered the door to find a young girl on her front stoop. She had never heard the name Amy Fisher, but now, for the rest of my life, she will live forever with her on any Google search.

Yes, you have probably all heard of the case known as the Long Island Lolita Saga…well today we have the privilege to speak with Mary Jo Buttafuoco.  Mary Jo has written a book called “GETTING IT THROUGH MY THICK SKULL - Why I Stayed, What I Learned And What Millions Of People Involved With Sociopaths Need To Know” and it is our priviliedge to have her with us today on Your Life Matters. 

Roger Dean Kiser

By the age of four, our next guest, author and child advocate Roger Dean Kiser had been abandoned, first by his parents and then his grandparents and placed in a Florida orphanage. Unable to adapt to the difficult, often cruel and abusive environment of the orphanage, and stigmatized by his repeated attempts to run away, he was transferred to a Florida reform school at age twelve.

Roger's poignant recollections of his painful childhood experiences will take you into the heart of a child abandoned by his family and abused by the system responsible for his care. 

THE WHITE HOUSE BOYS: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY 

Roger Dean Kiser

After years of allowing the lies and abuse he suffered as a child define his past and cloud his future, Roger who is author of The Whitehouse Boys: An American Tragedy  decided to find a way to make sense of a childhood replete with verbal, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse before it was too late. In his new book A Better Yesterday: Living Life After Abuse, Kiser revisits his past and makes a conscious choice to focus on the kindness and happiness he experienced throughout his life. Sharing his heartfelt memories of kind people, loving animals, and comforting events, Kiser affirms the benevolence of the human spirit and demonstrates the healing capacity that random acts of compassion can have on a child. A Better Yesterday reveals the precious, defining moments that molded Kiser into a caring, loving person despite the experiences of a childhood cloaked in misery. 

Roger Dean Kiser Andrew Puell

Many of you will remember Roger who joined us on one of our earlier shows with his book The White House Boys: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. If you do not remember the interview, I HIGHLY recommend you go back and listen to the interview. Roger joins us today with author Andrew Puel. Roger and Andrew have released the book THE TRUTH? YOU DECIDE and it is our pleasure to welcome Roger and Andrew to our show today.

Dorma McGruder

Today we are going to talk about domestic abuse. Here are the facts…1 in 4 women HAS experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. That is not going to experience, that is has already experienced. Between 600,000 and 6 million women are victims of domestic violence each year. That is 600,000 to 6 million too many. Now when most people think of domestic abuse they think of violence and injury. Domestic abuse can be emotional, verbal, sexual, financial and mental. Our guest today was there and lost everything. She knows firsthand how abusers operate and what victims must do to save themselves before it is too late. The book we will be discussing today is called, “I Had No Choice.” The book is a part memoir and part novel story of her decade long abusive relationship, and how she went from being a victim to conqueror to a vocal defender for abuse victims. Our guest today is an active public speaker. In fact since the age of 4, yes I said 4, she has been a public speaker addressing crowds from 10 to 10,000 in political, educational, social and religious venues. It is our honor to welcome to our show, Dorma McGruder.

Louis Sadler


Could you survive—even prosper—after a childhood of horrific abuse in every imaginable form?  Lou Sadler, author of
Orphaned Spirit…The Power to Heal, did just that.  His mission with this book is to help others who have suffered into adulthood from the consequences of child abuse.
 
 Forced by a lawsuit to publicly tell the tale of abuses he suffered as a youth, Mr. Sadler chose to turn what many would view a shameful history into victory.  He shares with his readers how his spirit was crushed as a boy, and how the impact on his self-esteem found its way into sabotaging his adulthood.  Ultimately, through a lot of hard work and techniques used by everyone from Jesus to Neale Donald Walsch, he found ways to heal his orphaned spirit.
 
 The book Orphaned Spirit
begins tragically, but by the end readers are given time-tested tools and techniques (conventional and controversial) to heal their own spirit from a haunting childhood.

Nadia Sahari

Nadia Sahari was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She came to America at the age of two. She is 5'3" tall and petite in frame. Nadia is the eldest of eight children: five sisters and two brothers. She speaks fluent Lebanese. She has been an entrepreneur most of her life to help in the support of her two children. At times she worked three jobs a day, keeping a hectic pace which eventually led to a breakdown. But Ms.Sahari stood up again and continued the fight to make her dreams come true. She never gave up.  

From the time she was five years old until she was in her early twenties, our next guest and author Nadia Sahari was a victim of horrific abuses, many of which came at the hands of her own family. Born to Arab parents and, even though she grew up in the United States, the strict Middle Eastern rules for women remained in place. As she tried to assert her freedom she found herself being punished horribly for it.


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