A week after Wendy Rotty Blight, Baylor, graduated from college as a happy young woman recently engaged to be married, she walked into her apartment to find a masked man holding a knife and waiting for her. The man physically and sexually assaulted Wendy, leaving her changed forever. It was later suspected that the man was a college student who probably lived in her apartment building because he knew her name and that she was a Kappa.
After her terrifying experience, Wendy spent the next decade living in a prison of her own making, she says, and joy was not an emotion she thought she would ever feel again. She says that her ordeal ripped away the life she had dreamed about.
Wendy now lives in Charlotte, N.C., with Monty, her college sweetheart and husband, and their two children, Lauren and Bo. Before moving to Charlotte, Wendy was a trial lawyer in Dallas for several years. She has been instrumental in women’s ministries and speaks at college campuses, women’s events, churches and retreats.
Wendy has written about her journey back from her prison of fear, despair and hoplessness, hoping to show others like her that there is hope for a happy ending. The book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story, is available on Amazon.com. In the book, Wendy shares how her relationship with God helped her to heal.