August 8th, 2018

// Compelling Bestseller Helps Families Of Missing Children Cope With Unspeakable Grief

Compelling Bestseller Helps Families Of Missing Children Cope With Unspeakable Grief

Houston, TX, August 8, 2018 ― Four years ago, Marie White's youngest child was abducted, and in that instant, White's family became one of a frightening statistic.

Over two million families in the United States have faced the unthinkable grief of losing a child through divorce, alienation, abduction, human trafficking or drug addiction. Some of those affected by such profound loss break down mentally, suffer from PTSD, become pathologically depressed, or turn to drugs and alcohol. Some even end their suffering through suicide.

White used the pain of her experience to reach out to others who are desperate for answers while their child is gone.

Her compelling book, Strength for Parents of Missing Children: Surviving Divorce, Abduction, Runaways and Foster Care, is a real, how-to guide for surviving the worst case scenario and finding joy and deeper purpose in the midst of pain.

The book features insights from renowned experts, including Dr. Sue Cornbluth, a nationally recognized expert in parenting and childhood trauma; Logan Clarke, one of the top investigators in the world; and Dr. Raymond Mitsch, psychologist and author of the bestselling book, Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love.

Peppered with reflections on her own personal experiences, White fearlessly covers topics like depression, PTSD, reunification and grief in a way that is both informational and inspirational. Woven throughout are Bible verses meant to strengthen, encourage and motivate families of missing children to find hope through their faith in God.

Strength for Parents of Missing Children is a raw, honest account written by a parent who has not only lived it, but is still living it and still managing to thrive in the midst of grief.

In addition to Strength for Parents of Missing Children, author Marie White has written six other books, including Ten Day Bible Study: Standing Firm on God's Word (Zamiz Press, 2017) and Changing Your Life in Just 10 Days: Creating the Life You Were Always Meant to Live (Zamiz Press, 2016). She is also a TEDx speaker, non-denominational Christian missionary, traveler, entrepreneur and reaches over half a million viewers through her YouTube channel, Bible Stories for Adults. She owns Zamiz Press (Za-h meez), a book publishing company.

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Strength for Parents of Missing Children: Surviving Divorce, Abduction, Runaways and Foster Care
Hawaii Way Publishing
ISBN-10: 1945384093
ISBN-13: 978-1945384097
Available everywhere books are sold



Suggested interview questions for Marie White:

1. When we think of missing children, we think of kidnapping or abduction. But you say there are other types of missing children. What are these other types?
2. What are parents of missing children going through physically?
3. What are the emotions that parents go through?
4. What can friends and family say to help hurting parents?
5. What are some things people should not say?
6. What three things can you tell parents living through this right now?
7. You're a veteran. How has your military training influenced how you handle this?
8. How has going through this impacted the way you look at life?


Rev. Daniel B. Gilbert, Ph.D., EmPowered Living International Ministries: "Reading this book is a must for all parents, whether a tragedy has happened or not! As a minister and professor, this book has helped me understand the grieving process even more so I can help others. Marie White writes with such compassion from her heart, yet not withholding the truth that individuals and parents must deal with during loss. I highly recommend Marie's book and hope it will help you as it has helped me.”

Marcy Pusey: "I'll start with noting that I am a clinical counselor. While this book is about families of abducted children, I found SO much value for ANYONE who has experienced loss or grief. The author does a great job communicating practical ways of surviving that trauma. I know anyone walking this living tragedy will find strength and companionship on these pages.”

L. Aiello: "As a parent of an alienated child, I appreciated having this situation profiled alongside other serious losses of children. Finding hope and inspiration to carry on is a real challenge when you are separated from your child, no matter what the reason. Marie's book supports parents in all situations where they are struggling with not knowing and not being with their children. Her book is truly a warm blanket on a very cold night!”

Marcie L. Humphrey: "I highly recommend this book to anyone who is going through parental alienation or any other type of parental loss."


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