About L.M. Carleton

Hi, I’m Linda. An abuse survivor, mother, professional caregiver, web developer, and writer. I write about overcoming adversity: child abuse, adverse childhood experiences, childhood trauma, and domestic violence. And guide the way to change your life.

I live a quiet life in rural New York.

Linda M Carleton 2016

But life wasn’t always calm.

I started writing after a period of distress.

Brought on by an encounter with an estranged, abusive husband.

I tried to forget the past.

Didn’t tell anyone the full story of what happened as a child and young adult.

I kept the abuse a secret because my father always said, “don’t tell anyone what goes on in this house.”

After the encounter, agonizing memories surged like a turbulent storm.

I started writing when the emotional distress was unavoidable.

In anguish, I wailed, “God, why do I always suffer?”

God answered by illuminating the darkness with spiritual wisdom.

And I began to recognize the dysfunctional mindsets governing immoral behavior. Discern how unhealthy patterns of behavior (making better choices) wreak havoc on your life.

Along the healing journey, I learn not to fear. To be of good courage because God is always with you. Giving you the strength to survive, overcome the past, and forgive. And walking by faith in Jesus Christ is the way an abundant life.

I conquered adversity by the grace of God and you can too.

Writing about Overcoming Adversity

I write to help abuse survivors overcome the past and win a victory over adversity.

Writing topics include;

  • Unhealthy Relationships
  • Adversity
  • Abandonment
  • Perfectionism
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Fear
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Poor Choices
  • Death and Dying
  • Dysfunctional Families
  • Drug Addiction
  • Child Neglect
  • Mental Distress
  • Emotional Distress
  • Self-Reflection
  • Reflective Writing
  • Forgiveness
  • And More

My passion is to guide and motivate you on your healing journey. To assist you to overcome adversity, fear, guilt, and shame and foster personal and spiritual growth.

My purpose is to help abuse survivors out of the darkness into the light of Christ. I lead by experience, and walk by faith, not by sight, believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Survivor by Grace, L.M. Carleton