Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse A Sensitive Biblical Guide for Counselors, Victims, and Families

ISBN-10: 0764202286

ISBN-13: 9780764202285

Edition: 2006 (Reprint)

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Description: How do we minister to victims of sexual abuse? It's a difficult problem for Christian communities. This solidly biblical and sensitive guide is packed full of helpful information that provides a valuable perspective on how abuse affects children and the family dynamics that play into its development. As well, readers will also discover practical tools that can lead adult victims into full recovery in Christ. Required reading for everyone who wants to bring meaningful ministry to those affected by sexual abuse.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Lynn Heitritter, RN, PhD, has been a faculty associate in Marriage and Family Studies at Bethel Theological Seminary and was the founder and former director of BECOMERS Sexual Abuse Support Group Program. Together with her family, she has provided licensed foster care to physically and sexually abused adolescents. She and her husband spend much of the year in Africa, having served victims of war in refugee camps and caring for babies abandoned due to HIV/AIDS. They maintain a home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and have two adult daughters.

Jeanette Vought, PhD, is founder and executive director of Christian Recovery Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A licensed practicing marriage and family therapist, she has extensive experience in counseling, social work, and group home coordinating. She and her husband have four grown sons and make their home in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Understanding Abused Children
Messages
Through the Eyes of Child Victims
Indicators of Sexual Abuse: "Telling" Without Telling
Spiritual Damage
Understanding Sexual Abuse in the Family
Incest: The Ultimate Betrayal
Understanding Sexual Abuse Offenders
Sexual Abuse Offenders: Brethren, This Ought Not to Be
Helping Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
BECOMERS: An Introduction
Step One: Recognizing Powerlessness
Step Two: Acknowledging Victory in Christ
Step Three: Experiencing Freedom From Shame and Guilt
Step Four: Discovering Self-Identity
Step Five: Sharing Feelings
Step Six: Taking Responsibility for Change
Step Seven: Forgiving
Step Eight: Maturing in Relationship With God and Others
Step Nine: Ministering to Others
Expanding Territories of Ministry
Second Thoughts
Conclusion
Suggested Resources
Bibliography
Endnotes
Index
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