Mended Faith: A Life of Abuse, Pain & Redemption
Cornelia Jude with Chris Jones, author
Right under her parents' nose, 4-year-old Cornelia Jude (nee Wolf) was sexually abused by a family friend. The "man with the yellow teeth," as she remembers him, gave her 5 Deutschmark (about $3 US) to keep his secret and tells her all of the candy she could buy with her hush money. She keeps quiet. What she didn't know then that she learned painfully years later as a teenager and later a woman is that maintaining silence and keeping the secrets of all of her future abusers comes at the dreadful price of her own brokenness.