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Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse

Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse Author Lynn Heitritter
ISBN-10 9780764202285
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 288
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This solidly biblical and sensitive guide from two medical and counseling professionals is full of helpful information for Christian communities ministering to children and families recovering from sexual abuse.

Caring for Sexually Abused Children

Caring for Sexually Abused Children Author R. Timothy Kearney
ISBN-10 0830822461
Release 2001-04-17
Pages 139
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In this practical handbook for families and churches, Dr. R. Timothy Kearney shows how the healing touch of God can come, frequently through God's people, to children who have experienced sexual abuse.

Rid of My Disgrace

Rid of My Disgrace Author Justin S. Holcomb
ISBN-10 1433516063
Release 2011-01-05
Pages 288
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The statistics are jarring. One in four women and one in six men have been sexually assaulted. But as sobering as these statistics are, they can’t begin to speak to the darkness and grief experienced by the victims. The church needs compassionate and wise resources to care for those living in the wake of this evil. Other books attempt to address the journey from shame to healing for victims of sexual abuse, but few are from a Christian perspective and written for both child and adult victims. In Rid of My Disgrace, a couple experienced in counseling and care for victims of sexual assault present the gospel in its power to heal the broken and restore the disgraced. Justin and Lindsey Holcomb present a clear definition of sexual assault and outline a biblical approach for moving from destruction to redemption. Rid of My Disgrace applies a theology of redemption to the grief, shame, and sense of defilement victims experience. This book is primarily written for them, but can also equip pastors, ministry staff, and others to respond compassionately to those who have been assaulted. Part of the Re:Lit series.

Healing Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Healing Victims Of Sexual Abuse Author Paula Sandford
ISBN-10 9781599799032
Release 2011-11-14
Pages 176
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This books gives love, acceptance, and healing to the victims of sexual abuse the abused, the abuser, and their families. It is an invaluable tool for those who counsel and minister to lives fractured by sexual abuse. As a professional counselor, Paula Sandford has helped hundreds of sexual abuse victims successfully deal with their fears, guilt, confusion, and depression. In her personal life, she has seen beloved family members victimized by this cruel enemy of childhood and family life. She knows the pain that all the victims share, but she also knows the way to healing. Through the many various stories of tragedy to triumph and practical tools for healing, this book leads the reader into new dimensions of hope, healing, and wholeness.

The Church Leader s Counseling Resource Book

The Church Leader s Counseling Resource Book Author Cynthia Franklin Ph.D.
ISBN-10 019983153X
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 528
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This all-in-one guide is designed to better equip clergy and the church leaders to meet their congregations' needs in a spiritually grounded and scientifically sound manner. Succinct, easy-to-read chapters summarize all a pastor needs to know about a given problem area, including its signs or symptoms, questions to ask, effective helping skills, and, most importantly, when to refer to a mental health professional. Synthesizing what research says about treatment approaches for mental health issues, this user-friendly reference is filled with guidelines, case scenarios, key points to remember, resources for further help, advice on integrating scripture and theology with the best available research, and tips on partnering with others to provide the best possible care for each church member. Each chapter is designed for quick lookup by problem area, empowering church leaders to understand and help meet the challenges facing the children, adults, families, and communities that they serve.

Family Ministry

Family Ministry Author Charles M. Sell
ISBN-10 0310429102
Release 1994-07-15
Pages 376
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A practical resource for developing congregational stability, this updated book guides your church toward being capable of encouraging and sustaining healthy family life.

Helping Your Struggling Teenager

Helping Your Struggling Teenager Author Les Parrott
ISBN-10 9780310234029
Release 2000
Pages 442
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A parent's guide to teenagers explores thirty-six common teen issues and problems, from sexuality to suicide, offering advice on how to lead struggling teens through these difficult challenges. Original.

We Were the Least of These

We Were the Least of These Author Elaine A. Heath
ISBN-10 9781441231994
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 224
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Much of what is written about abuse and the Bible focuses on the ways Scripture is used to hurt rather than heal. This accessibly written book provides a much-needed perspective, illuminating the good news of healing and liberation that the Bible offers survivors of sexual abuse. As a theologian and survivor of abuse herself, Elaine Heath handles this sensitive topic with compassion and grace. She offers a close reading of several biblical passages that have proven to be profoundly healing for her and for other survivors. The book is illustrated with stories and insights from sexual abuse survivors who have experienced healing through the Bible in order to bring hope and encouragement to victims. It will be welcome reading for those who have suffered from abuse as well as for pastors, counselors, therapists, and others who minister to them. Each chapter ends with two sets of reflection questions and recommended activities--one set for survivors and another for those who journey with them.

Caught in the Acts of Grace Bible Study Leaders Guide for Women

Caught in the Acts of Grace Bible Study Leaders Guide for Women Author Darla Weaver
ISBN-10 0983165408
Release 2011-01-14
Pages 168
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In modern society, 1 in 3 women have been sexually abused in some form. Currently the news relays stories of women and girls being trafficked as sex slaves. The problems in our world are growing. Christians must face their own demons in order to respond to the needs of others, instead of turning a blind eye or over-reacting to those problems. This bible study is designed to help women who have been sexually abused to overcome the residuals of that abuse in a safe and down-to-earth manner, using the Bible and psychology in a complementary way. The end result sought for is a restored woman with a desire to minister to others. We have been first-hand witnesses of beautifully changed lives, healed marriages and restored families as a result of this study.

Loved as I Am

Loved as I Am Author Miriam James Heidland
ISBN-10 9781594715471
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 128
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When Sr. Miriam James Heidland’s life as a successful college athlete proved unfulfilling, she went searching for something deeper and ended up falling in love with Jesus. By charting her own journey toward wholeness, Heidland invites young Catholics to pursue their own relationship with Jesus. Although originally full of athletic ambition and goals for a career in sports news, Heidland was transformed in a very slow but deep way during her undergraduate years, moving from party girl to bride of Christ. In Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus, Heidland helps readers learn from her experience of seeking love in the wrong places and instead finding it in Christ. She shares her struggles—learning she was adopted, battling alcoholism, and healing from childhood sexual abuse—as signs of hope that anyone who desires to know Christ can find him and be loved intimately by him in return. By bringing readers into Heidland’s healing process, Loved as I Am provides a gentle and subtle template for finding peace and freedom in Jesus.

What about Me

What about Me Author Grant Cameron
ISBN-10 PSU:000025722758
Release 1994
Pages 147
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This book is for the silent sufferers -- the millions of men worldwide who are helping female partners recover from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. What About Me? is the end result of the painful and trying times journalist Grant Cameron encountered while helping his wife Liz deal with her abusive past. What About Me? will help men understand the issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse and prepare them for the rocky journey through the healing process with a survivor. It will help them understand why women who are healing say and do certain things. It will also give them a better understanding of their own actions and feelings.

Helping the Struggling Adolescent

Helping the Struggling Adolescent Author Les Parrott
ISBN-10 0310578213
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 320
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A practical resource tool and handbook for everyone striving to help young people through times of struggle. Most of the book is a reference guide to 30 common teenage problems arranged alphabetically--from abuse to suicide. "We need all the help we can get, and Les Parrott has provided a lot of it. Youth workers will find this book invaluable".--Tony Campolo.

Deceived by Shame Desired by God

Deceived by Shame  Desired by God Author Cynthia Spell Humbert
ISBN-10 1576832198
Release 2001
Pages 239
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Learn how the healing love of God can bring good out of your darkest, most shameful secrets.

Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Clergy Sexual Misconduct Author John Thoburn
ISBN-10 9780983271383
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 300
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Nearly 10 percent of pastors have adulterous affairs and 15 percent are addicted to Internet pornography. Clergy Sexual Misconduct addresses how prevention, education, and treatment interventions can positively impact all levels of the clergy system. Numerous contributing experts share guidance on how individuals, families, congregants, and denominations can achieve recovery and reconciliation through a systemic approach.

Set Free

Set Free Author Jan Coates
ISBN-10 0764200402
Release 2005-01
Pages 184
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If you-or someone you love-experienced emotional, physical, or sexual abuse as a child, you know something of the brokenness, anger, and helplessness that resulted from it. But there is hope when God reaches down and lifts you up.

Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches

Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches Author Carolyn Holderread Heggen
ISBN-10 0836136241
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 208
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This book by a psychotherapist specializing in sexual abuse confronts harsh realities. But Dr. Heggen also offers hope that confronting broken sexuality will bring healing for survivors of abuse, for perpetrators, for the church. - Back cover.

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse Author Diane Langberg
ISBN-10 9781591605195
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 300
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This powerful book deals with the issue of how Christians, especially those called to counsel, can help survivors of sexual abuse find healing and hope. From 20 years of experience, the author demonstrates how counselors can walk alongside people deeply wounded by sexual abuse as they face the truth about who they are, who their abuser was, and who God is as the Savior and Redeemer of all life. Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse issues a strong call to the church at large to walk with survivors through the long dark nights of their healing.