Connecting the Fragments by Carolyn Bramhall

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My prayer is that everyone who reads this may feel moved to reach out in friendship and compassion to those who hurt, whatever their background and social standing, however they behave, and whether or not they are considered to ‘deserve’ their love.

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Dissociative Identity Disorder is now becoming more talked about and researched and not before time. For years those who were the victims of horrific abuse or overwhelming trauma were left to suffer in silence. Not now – at least not for the many who are being welcomed into the kind and sacrificial embrace of many branches of the Christian Church. Others, however, are still wandering in a wilderness of misdiagnoses, misunderstanding and harsh judgements. Not every church is helpful; indeed, some are still jumping to the unhappy conclusion that a person acting in uncharacteristic ways must be oppressed, or even possessed, by demons. Such rash judgements have caused untold misery and further trauma.

My prayer is that everyone who reads this may feel moved to reach out in friendship and compassion to those who hurt, whatever their background and social standing, however they behave, and whether or not they are considered to ‘deserve’ their love. This does not, of course, mean that we are gullible pushovers, easily manipulated into giving people what they demand. On the contrary, with some understanding of the problem, firm boundaries in place and a strong determination to listen to the Holy Spirit as a team, our energies will be effective in leading wounded and troubled people into freedom.

Acknowledgements

“This is a remarkable book written by a remarkable person. Within these pages Carolyn shares something of her own experiences and uses them to give us insight into the effects of trauma and abuse. Perhaps what is most notable is that it is all done within the glorious hope of the transformation that Jesus can bring to the darkest of places. Thank you for this book which brings hope and confidence that Jesus, through his Church, can bring healing and restoration to those who have suffered so much. Rev. John Ryeland, Director of Christian Healing Mission, London. Carolyn Bramhall is living proof that even the deepest issues can be fully resolved in Christ. As a sufferer from DID for many years she knows what she is talking about. Even better, she has now spent a decade or more living free of it and helping others to take hold of that freedom for themselves. If you want a good understanding of what DID is and how it can be resolved in Christ, it’s difficult to imagine a better book to read.” – Steve Goss, International Director of Freedom in Christ Ministries

Table of contents

Section 1: Foundation Facts

  • Freedom – God’s best
  • Troubles – A tough beginning
  • Trauma – Shaken to the core

Section 2: Pippa’s Progress

  • Coping – Ways and means
  • DID – Shattered people
  • Church – Embraced and understood
  • Together – Loving in community
  • Safety – A place called home
  • Alters – Protective parts
  • Memories – Windows of understanding
  • Spirituality 1 – The good, the bad and the ugly
  • Spirituality 2 – Aware and alert
  • Integration – Connecting the fragments

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