06 – Marcia Wickham – Building Relationships, Assisting People Recovering from Incest and Sexual Trauma

Marcia Wickham – Building Relationships, Assisting People Recovering from Incest and Sexual Trauma

Marcia Wickham-Marcia Wickham grew up in a fundamentalist church. At age 7, her parents divorced. She was sexually abused by her father and was kept quiet by the legalistic rules of the church. After a number of tragic events including her mother’s mental breakdown and having to live with her abusive father, she finally lived with a foster family who were Mennonites. She married at age 17 and started to foster children at age 20.

After her father’s death, the secret of the abuse became public and her depression escalated to attempted suicide. While she was in the hospital she started to see a secular therapist who helped her initiate the road to recovery from the nightmares. He also challenged her to start thinking more critically and she started to question her faith. After 23 years of marriage, she divorced her 1st husband. She met her 2nd husband at a Unitarian church and now they have a blended family of 8.

Marcia’s email: marcia.wickham20@gmail.com

Brian Peck’s Website: roomtothrive.com

Music – Original Composition by Esther Nicholson

Podcast Logo by Sarah Nicholson

Podcast Episode on YouTube

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