Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions from Interviewers (Part 2 of 22)

What did you learn while writing this book? If you read the previous blog, you know my answer.

For an ezine, here's the answer I gave about my book When a Man You Love Was Abused: I learned that the only way to overcome the pain of our past is to face it and not to feel shame or embarrassment.

I learned (again) that although it hurts, we need to feel those experiences repeatedly until the past events no longer have the power to hurt us. I was surprised because I assumed I had moved beyond my pain, but some of those unhealed places erupted and I had to face them.[1]

Each time I complete a book, I can say one thing: "I've learned something new about myself." Of course, I also learn about other people, my culture, and about the mysterious workings of God in my life.

When I finish a book and can say,
"I've learned something about myself,"
I know I've done my job.

[1] http://sormag.blogspot.com/2010/06/featured-author-cecil-murphey.html.

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