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.