Winning the Silent Battle
When I turned 18, I hit a major crossroads. I knew if I didn’t get help, I wouldn’t last much longer. I had been struggling with perfectionism that was crippling me to the point of constant anxiety. It led me down a dark path, one of self-injury ideation and addiction. For years, I struggled in silence. I told no one. Reaching out for help wasn’t easy, but it was crucial to my survival. Slowly, I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel—and grew closer to God along the way. I allowed Him to take me on a healing journey that spanned ten years. When all was said and done, I got better. I got healthy, and I want to help you do the same. When I learned more about Him, I discovered His plan for me and all His children who fight these silent battles each and every day. He never intended for our mental illnesses to hold us captive. Rather, he planned for them to fortify our faith in ourselves--and in Him. In this book, I expose eight lies your mind will tell you that keep you from winning your silent battles. I also provide you with the truth as ammo to help you combat each of these lies. What I am offering you is not a quick fix. It’ll take work, but it’ll be worth it. Just remember that you’re never alone. You have the support of others facing similar struggles and that of God as your loving shield. If you’re ready to start winning your silent battle, take my hand and we’ll go through this journey together. 

Release Date: December 14th, 2021


A Journey to Hope

Turn the lens and what do you see? Trauma, heartbreak, and pain? Or hope, triumph, and victory? Each way you shift the lens, a new pattern emerges—like a kaleidoscope. When you are confronted with dark and unappealing designs, that is not the time to give up. Instead, you keep making the effort to change the image until something of value and beauty appears. This story is about the heart-breaking journey of four trafficked young girls: Jennifer, Tiffany, Serena, and Skylar. Their individual roads, lined with lies, betrayal, and abuse, all lead to the same pit of modern-day slavery. Their lives intersect, trapped in a brothel house where they are forced to grasp for hope in the darkest of places. Author Desireé Theassa Young first presents the dark pattern of their painful existence, but then, she masterfully turns the lens until the image shifts to goodness, wholeness, and victory. No one will walk away unchanged after reading this gripping and eye-opening fictional tale based on real-life research about the horrors of human trafficking. As you turn the pages, the lens will rearrange the patterns until you see a heartwarming portrait of hope and redemption.