Cinderella Dream: A Memoir about a Shattered Life Restored

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Tate Publishing, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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I can't remember exactly when my heart cried out to the most high God. We all cry out to someone in our pain. I didn't even know His name. It could have been when I was lying in our bed. I'm not even sure she and I owned this bed. I remember it was in our two-bedroom apartment. I shared the master bedroom with her, of course. I still couldn't believe we had been together almost five years. Our place was always neat and tidy yet stunk with lies, betrayal, and brokenness. Tied up in chains of brokenness, I couldn't break free. I would be content at times throughout the day, and then the emptiness would haunt me like a ghost. I was so hungry, so desperate to fill this void. Why couldn't she fill it? Why wouldn't the world fill it? I cried out on my bed, 'Someone! Anyone! Please help me!' Jill Stacey spent her early life seeking to fill the empty void in her heart. During childhood, Jill recognized just how messed up her family really was. Her father had issues while abusing her emotionally and sexually. Her mother never gave her the love she yearned for. There was always fighting and turmoil in the home. Jill didn't tell a soul; she carried her burden alone for many years. Jill then began to look for older women to meet her needs. It started out innocently. She was just looking for a mother figure, someone to hold her and love her. Then she began to seek an escape from the dysfunction. Drugs and alcohol provided this. And as she grew up, Jill's quest for love changed—she realized she was a homosexual. Soon her world, one filled with unhealthy relationships, addictions, and idolatry, spiraled out of control. At rock bottom, there was hope. Discover how God healed and restored Jill's life and made her Cinderella Dream come true. He can do the same for you.
 

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Contents

Introduction
15
Prologue Calling Out to My God
17
Can You Say Dysfunctional?
21
Looking for Love
31
Dysfunction Follows Dysfunction
35
A New City
37
Meeting New Friends
43
Enough Is Enough
53
Good Ole Church Girl
147
New Kind of Presence
151
Getting to Know Kat
155
A Sign of Conversion
163
Hitting Rock Bottom
171
Broken but Not Crushed
181
Joining a Sexual Abuse Class
189
New Road to Healing
199

Bad Choices Follow Bad Choices
55
Opening the Door to the Enemy of My Soul
59
Taking the Plunge
65
Meeting Paula
71
Worshiping Paula
79
Going To Jail
83
Sister Saves the Day
89
Moving in with Paula
91
Life with Paula
95
Coming Out of the Closet
101
Addiction Is Powerful
105
The Time to Quit Drugs
109
Calling Out to My God
111
Cheating Paula
115
Leaving Paula
117
New Roommate Same Life
119
Still Escaping
125
Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear?
129
To Keep Filling the Void
135
My Angel Girl
139
Praying for a Man?
203
No God Anything but This
207
Getting to Know Billy
211
Goodbye Billy
223
Eating Crow
225
To Be or Not to Be
229
Billy Proposes
233
Preparing for the Wedding
237
On Our Way to Paradise
247
Landing to Our Destination
253
Can You Say Issues?
257
Miracles From Heaven
263
Hard to Say Goodbye
269
Building a New Relationship With My Dad
275
Through Trials and Tribulations
281
Still Struggling With My Past
287
Where I Am Today
293
Conclusion
297
Answers and Suggestions for Healing
299
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