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Apr 05, 2010
Elizabeth Ann:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. You are most certainly a survivor victorious!

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Apr 05, 2010
Hold on to Him
by: Mac

He truly is our hope, & gives us the strength & courage to get tru those dark moments and move into a new & better life of recovery. I pray that you are out of those abusive situations, & into a safe place, out of those cult like evironments. Dear one I am proud of you for sharing your story.Know that you are not alone, & others will find strength, courage , & hope from you.You are very precious. Get out from that environment & let Him renew & restore your brokeness, fill you with new hope, a new life , & happiness. Keep us posted. YOur in my thoughts & prayers.

Apr 05, 2010
You survived
by: Celeste

Wow.I'm blown away by your horror story.Though my story is similer to yours,I still can't believe that people actually survive all of this stuff.I left most of my details out because I was told by various councellers and therapists that I "Didn't need to tell the grim details.",but I applaud you for doing so,and in this,you helped me as well.Thank you very much!!

Apr 05, 2010
GOD WANTS WHOLE PEOPLE
by: Anonymous

What you went through is unbelievable. Congratulations for having the life force to survive that.

I also suffered in childhood and was a strong Christian when I was young. Eventually I stopped believing in the Christian mysteries but have never let go of my admiration for Jesus.

Then,I realized that my dear God wanted more for me than to know dignity while suffering: he wanted me to thrive, here in this life. To do that I had to go to some Twelve Step programs and get some professional therapy, too.

I started out so passive; Mother demanded it. I have learned self confidence and self respect; I know who I am and what I stand for. Life is so much better this way.

Believe that life will be better. Good luck.


Apr 06, 2010
Even animals would never treat their young so sadistically
by: Anonymous

Elizabeth Ann, what those beasts for parents did to you and your brother was truly pathetic and ungrateful because those demons for parents are really sick, sadistic and twisted in their own ways of thinking...not to mention control freaks with uneducated, ignorant minds. They certainly didn't deserve to have such beautiful, wonderful children like you and your brother, but most of all, you guys certainly didn't deserve to have such cruel, sick, uncaring, uneducated, unloving, ignorant, animalistic, barbaric, twisted, warped, ruthless, sadistic parents and they really should go to jail for all those terrible crimes that they committed against you guys because you guys did nothing wrong; in fact, you were the children, they were the adults. they had all the power and they only misused it. Why some people want to abuse their children, I will never understand because I really hate people who abuse their children. As for your brute of a mother's hatred for women, going to the trial for one lady's death and bragging about it in there really shows me how uneducated and ignorant she really is. You and your brother might want to try counslling because you guys certainly deserve the help that you need. Be brave, Elizabeth Ann, and stay strong. God really loves you and your brother.

Apr 08, 2010
From Victim to Victory. Good on YOU
by: maurice

Elizabeth Ann, Great to know you are a winner over your horrific abuse by a mother who should have known better, loved and cherished you as her own flesh and blood. She certainly does not deserve the name of Christian--Holy woman or deffineately not Mothwr. You are just one very special Child-of-God. Live your life to the full. You are so brave and so strong to turn your ferocious abuse into empowering yourself. It is unimagineable to realize you went put through such abuse. Your beautiful innocent body endured alot of pain during those horrible things done to it. I admire you for moving from being a victim of abuse to victory over it. Darlene knows best and she has affirmed you for your courage and bravery. Always believe in yourself. Think positive, Be positive, Act positive in all you do and say each day you arise from your bed. You give great HOPE to Darlene and all her visitors Elizabeth Ann. You have proved their is a life after being abused. Thank You. Live well, Laugh alot, Love much. hugging and cuddleing that LOVE into yourself. Be gentle and kind to yourself and your body. You deserve the best. make sure you get whatever is your right.

Oct 31, 2012
The Horror
by: Anonymous

Elizabeth Ann, to be honest, I gotta' say that your story is one of the most disturbing stories I've ever read.

Your parents were all helpless bullies who had been using your youth and vulnerabilities (as well as your brother's) for their sick, sadistic gratification (in the name of God, of course) instead of helping themselves do things that really work in their everyday lives.

See their attitude and behavior, not their image. Seriously, what a sad, sorry bunch they were, just for grabbing for victims who would give them whatever they wanted. Their unhealthy behavior must've sent a strong message that they had no intention in helping themselves/taking care of themselves/changing their dysfunctional lives for any reason at all, no matter how nice you were to them. Even though they might pretend sometimes, they just didn't seem to care. Help yourself, not them; they were the adults who needed to help themselves; if they would still refuse to help themselves, that's their issue.

Oh, and you reaching out to your parents after getting up for nursing/clinical classes early morning was a lot like going back to the same lion's den over and over again, hoping for a different result each time. They actually wanted you to do that because it gave them someone to bully, which they seemed to get a high from. Sometimes it's best that you start recognizing their unhealthy behavior, not only in order to help yourself, but also in order to help your brother as well others who happen to be in the same situation as yourself. For starters, never be alone with abusers again.

None of that crap is your fault; it's their own fault; you didn't cause them to abuse you; they CHOSE to abuse you. I really hope you're in a safe place now, that you try counselling and that you look into reporting them; no more secrets can and will help put an end to the cycle of abuse and helplessness.

Dec 24, 2013
Victim To Victory
by: Sakura Mizushima

Elizabeth Ann, You went from Victim to Victory. Your story was truly horrifying indeed, almost ripped from a horror book. Your very abusive mother was in her own world making itself perfect by having her things her way. Your mother reminds me of Carrie white's mother, Margaret White, who was very religious and called things sinful.

Your brother and Your father were pathetic, they kept hiding away from your mother allowing her to take her anger and frustration on you. They should have manned up and defend you but they were swallowed by fear because of your mother.

You are strong, you kept your head held high. You looked away from your past, and meet a bright future. But I was pretty shocked that your family told other family members that you were possessed, to me I am thinking they are the ones who are possessed since with their heavy religion and they are the ones who done this.

Have Hope, you are strong as ever to prove everyone has hope in their lives. Even hold onto your religion, hold onto the lord Jesus Christ, he understands everyone's pain in their lives and he inflicted them onto himself when it was a time for him to go onto the cross to pour his blood and save everyone from their sins.


I do believe he will wait for you on the other side, and greet you at the golden gates.

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