is a passionate speaker and writer ready to shine a light for Jesus.
After a childhood filled with traumatic parental abuse,
her relationship with the Lord helped her rise above her past.
Today, she is happily married and in the midst of raising four wonderful sons. The Cafe is excited to announce that Tracey has decided to share her inspiring story
of finding healing and wholeness through God’s grace
in her October 2015 release, Out of The Darkroom, Into The Light.
As to the primary focus of the book, find an overview here In Tracey’s own words,
Imagine being a young child trapped in a seemingly hopeless situation
with a sexually abusive father and alcoholic mother – with no one to tell and no place to go.
This true story is a testimony of God’s grace.
As I share my story, I provide encouragement and inspiration to readers
with real examples of faith, reinforced by scripture.
My hope is that this book will touch the heart of anyone who has felt lost or without hope
and confirm the need to trust God.
So LifeLetter Cafe is excited to share this recent interview with Tracey
to learn more about the story behind Out of The Darkroom, Into The Light.
Enjoy her answers below in the latest 7 Questions Sunday!
Today’s 7 Questions
LifeLetter Cafe: What was the darkest and most “hopeless” chapter in the cycle of parental abuse you experienced as a child?
Tracey Casciano: The time I felt most hopeless was when I challenged my father and he replied, “We both love each other, right? Then no one is getting hurt”.
LifeLetter Cafe: How and when did God become real?
Tracey Casciano: God became “real” for me about 10 years ago after years of searching for a personal relationship with him. I began attending a new church with my husband and son and had a connection that I had never known before.
LifeLetter Cafe: Which has been tougher – forgiving your parents or believing in yourself?
Tracey Casciano: I have an amazing husband and incredible friends who have helped me believe in myself. Forgiving my parents was tougher because I thought it meant that they would be “off the hook” for what they had done. Once I learned that forgiveness would allow me to move on, it allowed me to be free.
“Get help, trust God, and remember
that forgiveness will ultimately bring you peace.”
– Tracey Casciano –
LifeLetter Cafe: What are some of the most dramatic early responses from your readers?
Tracey Casciano: My closest friends from my childhood and my in-laws were shocked by what I had endured and were very supportive. Others who read my book started sharing that they too had a similar past, which confirmed the need for this book.
LifeLetter Cafe: What is perhaps your favorite portion of the book?
Tracey Casciano: My favorite portion of the book is when I found a personal relationship with Jesus as this is when my life really changed for the better.
LifeLetter Cafe: How do you avoid cycling back into being a “victim” when you constantly retell and share your story?
Tracey Casciano: I struggled with this as I wrote the book, but as I realized that I was writing to help other people, it became easier. My story is just one of many out there and I feel strongly that these stories need to be heard in order for victims to heal.
LifeLetter Cafe: What is your message to readers today who are bound in despair as a result of childhood abuse?
Tracey Casciano: You aren’t alone! I didn’t tell anyone about my past until I was 41 years old. I was full of shame and guilt and was afraid of being judged. Get help, trust God, and remember that forgiveness will ultimately bring you peace.
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