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  • Protective Moms, Mothers of Lost Children, Trauma Survivors & Family Court Corruption RESOURCES:  Articles, Books & Documentaries


"My hope is to shed light on the unknown so my readers may understand the answer to the most often asked question, "Why did you stay so long?" After reading my story and documentation, I pray this question will cease to be asked, and instead the question will be, "Why did we allow this man, the religious organizations, and the law and judicial system to abuse, harass and enslave this woman and her children."

- Coral Anika Theill, BONSHEA Making Light of the Dark




Child Abuse & Corporal Punishment by Alice Miller

Family Court Corruption Resources by Kimberly Burke Bowers

Motherhood & Custody by Phyllis Chesler

Recommended Reading by Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests SNAP


Speak Out Loud About Coercive Control & Psychological Abuse - Excellent Articles!

THE LIZ LIBRARY - Excellent resource for battered mothers navigating the family court industry

Vengeful Father Syndrome

It has long been known by those who seek power over others, Hitler, the Taliban, Genghis Kahn and many others throughout history, that the way to destroy a population is to destroy their connections to their past. The men who would destroy women are not necessarily destroying only the mothers, their intent is to destroy the child. The mother is but a tool in this quest, a tool that serves as proof of the man's past. He must destroy her to break the connection and reeducate the child into a likeness of himself, or destroy the child trying.


It should be a goal of every court to uncover the past of any man who seeks custody of a child, an unnatural position for a male. Was he himself abused and now seeks to remake his own childhood through his offspring?


What of the people who help him in this endeavor? American society is the least giving of all modern societies, so the motivations of those who would place a child in an unnatural situation must be scrutinized. To seek power over groups of others, as is the case with lawyers, "experts", police and judges, they must have the tendencies of a narcissist, a sociopath or a psychopath as a result of treatment they received as a child. They suffer from Stockholm syndrome, identifying with the abusive person, stemming from the abuse they suffered.


Coral Anika Theill's Letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley & Document: Church & Court Sanctioned Domestic Violence & Child Abuse - Dated July 8, 2014

I AM MOTHER:  An Open Letter to Judge Gorcyca by Kimberly Bowers

"I am Mother.

I am the 58,000 women a year who have faced your courtroom bias.

I am the protective parent fighting for my children.  

I am the activist effecting legislative change and educating others.

And though you steal my voice with your gag order,

know that where I am silenced thousands more speak in my place.

We are many. We are united." - Kimberly Burke Bowers











The Hostage Child by Michelle Etlin and  Leora N. Rosen, Mothers on Trial by Phyllis Chessler, ‘Good Enough’ Mothers Lose Custody by  Phyllis Chessler, Justice Denied by Marci Hamilton, Divorced from Justice by Karen Winner, BONSHEA Making light of the Dark by Coral Anika Theill, Prosecuted but not Silenced by Maralee McLean, Surviving the New Divorce Gamesmanship by Janie McQueen, Truth Matters by Wendy Murphy,

Chronicles of the New Holocaust, A Rose of Robert's Journey thru A Darkened Valley by Lynda Allen, From Madness to Mutiny: Why Mothers Are Running From the Family Courts and What to Do About It by Amy Neustein, Ph.D. and Michael Lesher, J.D., Healing The Sexually Abused Heart  by Dr. Jaime Romo, Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody edited by Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D and Barry Goldstein, J.D., “Legal Abuse Syndrome” books by Karin P. Huffer,  Puppet Child by Talia Carner

Healing & Prevention, Domestic Abuse & Custody, Why Does He Do That?  The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse by Lundy Bancroft, A Mother’s Nightmare, Incest by John E.B.Myers, Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals by Amy Neustein, Expose, the Failure of Family Courts to Protect Children from Abuse in Custody Disputes, How to Do Your Own Contested Divorce in California  by attorney Robin Yeamans, Hell Minus One by Anne Johnson Davis, Divorcing a Narcissist by Tina Smithin, Young Adult Novel-The Motherless Child Project by Janie McQueen and Robin Karr 


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