L.M. Carleton (Linda)

I’m L.M. Carleton, an abuse survivor rescued by grace.

My passion is to encourage abuse survivors to grow in wisdom and overcome the fear of telling their stories.

I understand the danger of keeping the abuse a secret, the turmoil of living in fear, and the burdens of guilt and shame.

When the family secrets or skeletons in the closet resurfaced, I started writing a blog to reflect on past abuse and acknowledge the trauma.

In emotional distress, I cried out.

Lord, why do I always suffer?

He illuminated the darkness with the life-restoring wisdom to understand the truth about abusive behavior, dysfunctional family dynamics, unhealthy relationshipsunconditional love, and healthy sexual behavior, which I share with you. 

Writing topics include;

  • Unhealthy Relationships
  • Abandonment
  • Perfectionism
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Fear

  • Personal Boundaries
  • Poor Choices
  • Death and Dying
  • Dysfunctional Families
  • Child Neglect
  • Mental Distress
  • Emotional Distress
  • Self-Reflection
  • Reflective Writing
  • Forgiveness
  • And More

I’m also writing a memoir, “The Secret Darkness: Overcoming Abuse and Finding Freedom,” for survivors on the healing journey. I hope you gain the courage to tell your abuse story so you can conquer adversity and restore your life too.

If you would like to be notified of updates and giveaway announcements, including free eBooks and writing journals, and pen raffles; 

To learn about the collecting, using, and disclosing personal data and your choices, read the Privacy Policy.

Thank You,

L.M. Carleton, Abuse Survivor, Rescued by Grace