Marcia Roberts is the daughter of a pastor and homemaker, the mother of five, a classically trained singer, a teacher, a writer and a domestic abuse survivor. It is through her own experiences that she can speak to this serious threat for many women and their families. She was inspired to write this book through her research on domestic violence and its effects on children in the classroom while working on for her teaching re-certification. It soon became evident from her research that her own children were the textbook models for children growing up in a domestic abuse environment. She wrote this book to help other families who are trapped in this same cycle of abuse. The book is the outgrowth of a journal she kept for three years to record her experiences and those of her children with her now ex-husband. Roberts is also the author of several children's stories and fables as well as some poetry that she hopes to publish in the future.