About the Book
A Heart's Journey to Forgiveness
For Terese Luikens, a picture-perfect childhood it was not. Frequent moves. An emotionally
absent mother and an alcoholic father. Suicide.
The sixth of seven children, Terese grew up in an unstable and chaotic household—invisible to
her mom yet cherished by her alcoholic dad, who took his own life when Terese was thirteen
This heartfelt memoir documents the chain reaction of a tumultuous family history. From her
stormy childhood to the far-reaching effects of her father’s suicide, Terese shares her inspiring
journey to escape the shame of her past, find healing and love, learn to trust, and discover faith in
a real and personal God.
Meet the Author
Writer Terese Luikens contributes articles for Mother Earth News, The Secret Place, Decision Magazine, The Upper Room, Hearts at Home, and the Epoch Times and publishes her own blog, Why Bother? A schoolteacher and a yoga instructor, Terese lives in Sandpoint, Idaho, with her husband and enjoys being mother to three grown sons and grandmother to her much-loved grandchildren.