When a Woman You Love Was Abused A Husband's Guide to Helping Her Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation

ISBN-10: 0825429757
ISBN-13: 9780825429750
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 7/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 80 percent of childhood abuse victims later suffer from at least one abuse-induced psychological disorder. It's proven that the effects of childhood abuse follow women into adulthood. Yet few men are prepared to deal with those effects, even when their own wife is the one who is suffering. And their wife's suffering becomes their own suffering as their needs aren't being met by a wife who is powerless to control her inner turmoil.Author, pastor, and survivor Dawn Scott Jones candidly shares her own abuse experience to help husbands understand the varied emotions, fears, distorted thoughts, and triggers that hold their wives captive. In practical and accessible language, Jones explains the stages of the healing journey (processing denial, asking for help, grieving, expressing anger, learning to forgive, and finding resolution). Building on that knowledge, Jones then moves to an honest discussion of what husbands can do to help. Whether it's creating a healing environment, understanding the need for control, building trust, or even just praying for healing, a husband plays an active role in helping his wife survive and thrive despite her past abuse.Offering hope for a healthy marriage relationship, When a Woman You Love Was Abusedanswers the questions men have and offers the advice they need to help their wives finally find peace.

Dawn Scott Jones is a survivor who has been sharing her testimony for more than twenty years. Her past challengeshave deepened and enriched her ministry, enabling her to truly understand and relate to what others are going through. Dawn is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and has served in a variety of leadership and ministry roles. A national speaker, consultant, and the creator of numerous audio teaching products, Dawn lives in Michigan.

Foreword
Introduction: She Needs You
Understanding the Survivor
Her Story Is Unique
When Innocence Is Stolen
The Circumstances Surrounding Her Childhood Abuse
Emotions and the Beginning of Healing
The Emotional Carnage of Shame, Guilt, and Fear
Beyond Emotions, from Loneliness to Depression
How Her Memories Surface
Messages She Hears, Lies She Believes
Her Distorted Self-Image
God and Her Abuse
Sexual Intimacy
Her Inner Child
Understanding the Healing Process
Healing Stages
Denying the Truth
Deciding to Heal
Surviving Crisis
Remembering
Choosing to Tell
Releasing Responsibility
Finding the Inner Child
Grieving Loss
Expressing Anger
Forgiving
Resolving the Conflict
How You Can Help
Fostering a Healing Environment
Understanding Her Need to Control
Building Trust in Sexual Intimacy
Praying for Her
She Needs You
And What About You?
Questions Men Have
Finding Peace
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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