“I am proud to be a survivor because that means I survived.
What does it mean to be resilient?
We all face adversity in life. The question is, how will you respond to it? Will you learn to be resilient? Will you learn to thrive or merely survive?
In this inspirational book, Ria shares how she overcame shame, fear, and doubt that stemmed from years of being sexually abused by her father. Forced to play the role of a wife and even shared with other men due to her father’s perversions, Ria left home at 19 without a job, a car, or even a high-school diploma.
By experiencing Ria’s journey to resilience, you will find courage for your own. What happens to us in life isn’t as important as how we respond to it. The choices we make today will define us tomorrow.
“Some wounds in life heal quickly and easily, but others scar the soul forever. Any kind of trauma – emotional or physical trauma, physical or sexual abuse, losing a loved one, losing a job, losing a limb, losing yourself, just a few examples I could name – can leave us with scars from the wounds. Sometimes the scars are physical, visible and tangible; sometimes the scars are emotional, mental, and psychological.
Regardless of the past, or the present, we have the ability to survive and even thrive. Healing from the wounds life deals you isn’t easy. For some, the scars will fade with time. For others, the scars will always be there and will forever remind you of the wound.” ~Ria Story, Beyond Bound and Broken
Click this link to download The Resilience Factor, from Ria’s book “Beyond Bound and Broken,” a book on resilience and healing.
Download A survivor’s prayer… a short prayer written by Ria from a survivor’s perspective.
“Beyond Bound and Broken is a deeply inspiration book; one that will stay with you for years to come. The lessons are deep, yet practical, and her advice leads to clear solutions. This is a profoundly hopeful book. We all face pain, difficulty, and doubt but with resilience, we can lead vital, flourishing lives. Ria’s story although sometimes painfully difficult to read because of the trials she endured is a story of great courage and compassion both for herself as victim and for those who betrayed her. Forgiveness is a strong theme as is courage. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling to move forward after experiencing a great trial.” ~Amazon Reader
“This was a powerful book that touched my heart and encouraged me that God’s power along with her unrelenting determination can heal the deepest wounds. The author has survived some of the most unimaginable circumstances, but her spirit was unbroken and her story can change countless lives. What an amazing journey. So thankful she shared it with the rest of us!” ~Amazon Reader
“Amazing story of God’s grace and Ria’s resilience. Excellent read! Thank you Mrs. Story for sharing.” ~Ted Lee Sadler