A courageous true story about overcoming severe child abuse and sexual assault. Today, Misty Griffin helps abuse survivors from all over the world.When I was six years old my family started dressing like the Amish, it was the beginning of a nightmare. A few years later we moved to a mountain ranch where my sister and I were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse, and extreme physical violence.In my late teens, my parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community where we were adopted and became baptized members. I was devastated to once again find myself in a world of fear, sexual abuse, animal cruelty and other crimes. Going to the police was severely frowned upon. Amish sexual predators were merely shunned for 2-6 weeks, a punishment that never seemed to do any good. A few years later I was sexually assaulted by the bishop of my church. I knew I had to get help and one morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. As a...
|Title||:||Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||443 pages|
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Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish Reviews
Amazing and heartbreaking
I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspiring. Then when she thought they were free by joining Amish community and turns out that she traded one horror for a different one. Misty is a fighter for what's right. And she never gave that up.
Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish
My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse.
Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life.
Thank you for turning the lifetime of horrible abuse into something that can inspire the readers.
Tears of the Silenced
I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister.
You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones!
I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses.
I am so proud of you for taking a stand against the Bishop and the other Ministers, that Bishop and some of the others need to be thrown in jail and throw away the key!
Have you heard from your Sister?
<3 God Bless You <3
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Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone.
this might be the single worst book I have ever read. remember dave pelzer? remember saying "okay this is a little overwrought but he is helping people probably"? imagine that but now imagine the book was written with inelegant word choice at ...more
I read this book, mainly because I went through an abusive childhood and I was intrigued by the Amish angle. I wanted to know about the abuse she endured as well as how she got to a place where she could write about her experience.
I am not Amish, nor do I know about the Amish in any great detail. I do have Mennonite co-workers and friends. My wife and I, with her brother and wife visited 'Amish' country in Ohio and in the hustle and bustle of my normal life, I will say that I liked what I saw an ...more
Gripping & Absolutely Eye Opening
While I realize that not all Amish sects are like this, being an insular community, things are rarely brought to light. Ms. Griffin made the correlation with cults. I find that the perfect comparison. I respect the right to religious freedom and outsiders should respect the traditions and customs of the Amish and not interfere. However, when crimes occur, there needs to be accountability and many agencies fear reprisals so they do not get involved. I feel tha ...more
I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a Satmar male therapist who molested a young girl under his professional care. Amish and Hasidic communities are insular and nobody talks about abuse. The government can't interfere allegedly but all these fundamenta ...more