(Gina Adams) – Author, speaker, and film producer, Dr. Deb Waterbury has just released a new five-week bible study to coincide with her popular book, “The Lies that Bind.” The book is also now available in Spanish. After writing nine books, including bible studies and fictional novels, Dr. Waterbury offers a raw and realistic account of her person childhood trauma and her subsequent life of promiscuous sex and alcohol abuse in “The Lies that Bind.”
“When my world came crashing down around my feet because of my own life of sin,” says Dr. Waterbury, “Jesus met me right in the middle of that sin and heartache, and His only words to me were words of love and forgiveness. When I began to write out my testimony in its entirety, starting with the rape when I was twelve, and saw the lies I began to believe about who I was as opposed to who I know I actually am, exposing those lies became the only thing I could think to do. This endeavor became a book and Bible study about deliverance. It is about breaking the chains that bind us, discovering who we are, and living beautifully in the truth. But there is a lot of heartache in the pages. I had to stop writing many times because I was sobbing so hard.”
In “The Lies That Bind,” Waterbury identifies five distinct lies that she believes are the most common stumbling blocks for people who have experienced traumatic events early in life. Waterbury says that total transparency is the only way to ultimately begin the process of healing.
“When I counsel someone who is caught in a terrible web of lies, my advice is always to expose the lies,” says Dr. Waterbury. “Exposing lies is a difficult thing. There will be backlash. There will be people who aren’t gracious, and there will be repercussions to the sins we commit. God never said that when we sin we wouldn’t have to live in the realities that come about in this life because of those sins. However, if a person wants freedom from the bondage of lies and deceit, then the only path to that is honesty and truth. Jesus never promised us a rose garden in this lifetime, and that’s if we do things correctly. It’s certainly not going to come up roses when we pour acid on the flowers.”
In addition to writing books and speaking, Waterbury is the founder of the “Reap What You Sew” tailoring school in Malawi, Africa which is the subject of a multi-award-winning documentary that has aired on five television networks to date. The school teaches destitute and widowed women to sew as well as gives them business training. Over 80% of the women who have graduated have started their own businesses; some getting bank accounts for the first time in their lives. Though their culture is very different, Waterbury says the emotional and spiritual needs of people are universally the same.
“God is in the business of restoring all that the locusts have eaten and making glorious beauty from ashes. The greatest ministries and the most glorious of lives have been built on the charred remains of people that some would think had nothing left to offer. I should know. I am one of them.”