Healing the Wounded Heart Workbook
The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation
Find hope and healing in the wake of sexual abuse
If you are one of the millions of people who have suffered abuse in the form of rape, incest, molestation, sexting, sexual bullying, unwanted advances, pornography, and more, you know that hope doesn't come easy and healing can seem impossible. Dan Allender has been there--and he's spent twenty-five years helping other victims of sexual abuse walk the path toward wholeness.
Never minimizing the pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don't truly address the problem, Allender calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy, one step at a time. In this workbook, he takes you through seven stages of dealing with and healing from past abuse. He also includes chapters written especially for the spouse of someone who has been sexually abused. Provocative questions help both the abused and those who love them work through their pain and grief in a manner that is personal and profound.
Praise for Healing the Wounded Heart
"For all those seeking healing and those who bring healing to others, this is an immensely powerful book."--John Eldredge, author of Wild at Heart and Beautiful Outlaw
"Brilliant and accessible, Allender has given us this incredible gift: a book that not only helps us understand the potent impacts and effects of sexual abuse but offers hope and a road map to healing."--Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack, Cross Roads, and EVE
"Compelling, liberating, and a gentle salve that will transform wounds into holy scars. This book will become a classic for generations."--Dr. Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife
Dan B. Allender is professor of counseling psychology and former president of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, Washington. He travels and speaks extensively on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, worship, and other related topics. Allender is the author of fifteen books, including The Wounded Heart, and coauthor of God Loves Sex.
Traci Mullins has more than thirty years of experience in editing and collaborating on hundreds of nonfiction books, helping authors and speakers to formulate and convey messages close to their hearts in an accessible and compelling style.
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