Understanding sexual abuse : a guide for ministry leaders and survivors / Tim Hein ; foreword by Debra Hirsch.

By: Hein, Tim, 1976- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: PraxisPublisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : an imprint of InterVarsity Press, IVP Books ; 2018Description: 193 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780830841356; 0830841350Subject(s): Church work with abused women | Abused women -- Pastoral counseling of | Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Pastoral counseling of | Sexual abuse victims -- Religious lifeAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Understanding sexual abuse.DDC classification: 261.8/3272 LOC classification: BV4445.5 | .H45 2018Online resources: Recommended on the Living Libary website (click to connect)
Contents:
A safe place -- Why abuse hurts -- Breaking the power of secrets -- What does recovery look like? -- Justice, anger, and the question of forgiveness -- Where is God? -- A broken hallelujah -- Choosing life.
Summary: It is said that the true test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. As many as one in four girls and one in six boys experience sexual abuse during childhood, and it s estimated that as many as half of the incidents are never reported. This means that countless millions in our societies, both children and adults, carry this complex, often hidden pain. What does the path to healing look like for survivors? And how can ministry leaders, pastors, and counselors best help them as they walk this difficult road? Drawing on both his own experience and his wife's experience as survivors of childhood sexual abuse, minister and lecturer Tim Hein offers his expertise, practical guidance, and empathy both for ministry leaders and for survivors themselves. How can we best respond when a survivor shares their secret with us? Where can survivors turn for encouragement when the road to recovery seems so long and lonely? Hein presents clinical data and resources alongside pastoral wisdom and care, addressing both psychological and spiritual aspects of sexual abuse. Both for those who have suffered sexual abuse and those in a position to help them, this book is a rich resource. Filled with both sober truths and the hope of Christ, it calls survivors to take courage and walk unafraid down the road of healing.
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A safe place -- Why abuse hurts -- Breaking the power of secrets -- What does recovery look like? -- Justice, anger, and the question of forgiveness -- Where is God? -- A broken hallelujah -- Choosing life.

It is said that the true test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. As many as one in four girls and one in six boys experience sexual abuse during childhood, and it s estimated that as many as half of the incidents are never reported. This means that countless millions in our societies, both children and adults, carry this complex, often hidden pain. What does the path to healing look like for survivors? And how can ministry leaders, pastors, and counselors best help them as they walk this difficult road? Drawing on both his own experience and his wife's experience as survivors of childhood sexual abuse, minister and lecturer Tim Hein offers his expertise, practical guidance, and empathy both for ministry leaders and for survivors themselves. How can we best respond when a survivor shares their secret with us? Where can survivors turn for encouragement when the road to recovery seems so long and lonely? Hein presents clinical data and resources alongside pastoral wisdom and care, addressing both psychological and spiritual aspects of sexual abuse. Both for those who have suffered sexual abuse and those in a position to help them, this book is a rich resource. Filled with both sober truths and the hope of Christ, it calls survivors to take courage and walk unafraid down the road of healing.

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