Unlovable: How to Heal Wounds of Abandonment and Abuse and Stop Chasing Things That Never Satisfy
by Morey Ostlund
Unlovable is memoir meets how-to guide. After being abandoned by her parents at the age of five and sexually abused for years by a foster parent, Morey unfolds her story of how this trauma led her down a path of self-sabotage and destruction, desperately seeking to fill the void in her heart with men, acceptance, status, and alcohol. Anything that would make the sting of past rejections go away, even if just temporarily. At age 40, she seemed to have it all by the world's standards, but she still felt empty. Facing a second divorce, she came to the end of her own rope. This book outlines the exact 8 steps she took to gain radical freedom from those painful childhood wounds. When she quit searching for love in all the wrong places and took a chance on God, He healed all her broken pieces.
Now BEFORE YOU STOP there, this is not your typical Bible thumping book. Morey didn't grow up in church. She candidly shares her struggles, getting raw, real and vulnerable about everything from sexual abuse to domestic violence and even adultery. This book is for all those CEO (Christmas & Easter Only) Christians out there, or anyone really, that knows there HAS to be a better way to do life, but don't know how to go about it. If you're ready to live a life free from the bondage of your past, Morey serves up practical steps and applications that will help you step into the life you're meant to live and who God created you to be. There are blessings just waiting for you on the other side of a locked door. God's been there, waiting for you to seek Him to unlock it. Nothing else can quench that thirst or fill the emptiness our souls so desperately long for.