Marysville author signs copies of her book at Wit's End on April 29

MARYSVILLE — What began as one Marysville woman's way of recovering from her own wounds has become something that she now shares with others to help ease their suffering.

Marysville's Kathy Goodhew will be signing copies of her first book, "A Vision Beyond Abuse," at the Wit's End Bookstore in Suite H at 1206 State Ave. in Marysville on April 29 from 6-8 p.m. The book details the decades of abuse that Goodhew endured in not just one but two relationships.

Not only did Goodhew credit God with giving her the strength to survive the physical and emotional abuse to which her partners subjected her, but she also expects to rely upon God’s guidance as her book continues to circulate. Although Goodhew offers no advice in her book, she hopes that it can provide some comfort to those coping with similar experiences.

"Sometimes, living through abuse is like living in a fog," Goodhew said. "I didn't know what I should be doing, so I leaned on God to carry me through. My own healing turned into God's purpose and I don't know where it’s taking me, but it's a new frontier and I'm looking forward to it."

For more information on "A Vision Beyond Abuse," you may log onto or e-mail Goodhew at

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