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The Uncomfortable Confessions Of a Preacher's Kid

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The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid is the story of a childhood controlled by the brutal hand of a narcissistic, closeted homosexual. Believing I could leave my upbringing behind and walk away unscathed, I escaped into marriage in hopes my husband could keep me safe. I clung to my husband, creating a cocoon that became a prison. As our sex life and bank accou ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published April 4th 2019 by Black Rose Writing
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Rebecca Golling
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ronna Russell’s memoir of growing up in an oppressive religious family and finding her own path to freedom and happiness is riveting. Her story belongs in the “you just can’t make this stuff up” category of fascinating truth. Most of all, it’s a story that needs to be told about the troubling quiet realm of spiritual abuse.
Benny
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I first became aware of Ronna Russell through her blog. It was immediately obvious that she had already found her “voice” as a writer, but it’s been a pleasure to see her develop her craft and to see a dream realized in the publication of this, her first book.

Having grown up in the same religious environment and the same era, I found the book to be painful, funny, cathartic, and horrifying, sometimes all at once. Ultimately, though, Ronna’s triumphant emergence as a whole person committed to tr
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Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You can’t put this book down once you start, so escape to your quiet place for half the day. Bring a cozy blanket, beverage of choice and tissues!
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Ronna Russell grew up the youngest daughter of a well-known United Pentecostal preacher. From an early age, Ronna plotted to get out, hell or no hell. She jumped into marriage at the age of twenty-three, a union that lasted 22 years and produced four children. When the marriage ended, Ronna herself free to consider her own desires. With these transitions behind her and her children grown, Ronna ha ...more