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Friday Five Interview: Mary DeMuth

Mary DeMuth's painful story of childhood sexual abuse fuels her advocacy for victims.

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Mary DeMuth. Mary is a well-known novelist, speaker and blogger. Her books include Everything, Thin Places, and her latest, The Wall Around Your Heart. She's a passionate voice for victims of sexual abuse.

Mary is also a frequent contributor to Christianity Today, including a much-discussed piece on the language husbands use to describe their wives.

Today we talk to Mary about the importance of vulnerability, sharing her own painful journey, and why she's calling the Church to take sexual abuse allegations seriously.

Your latest book, The Wall Around Your Heart is written for people who have experienced deep hurts. Sadly, it seems there is a big audience for this. What prompted you to write it?

The fact that there is a big audience for it, meaning so many people are walking around wounded, particularly by other believers, and they don't know how to process their pain or move forward. But the deeper answer (and the ...

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