Below are a number of resources that offer a wealth of information and inspiration for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. No survivor need struggle alone. Help is available and healing IS possible. Really, it is!
The Courage to Heal
--Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. One of the very best books ever written for survivors of
incest and child sexual abuse. A MUST HAVE for every
John Bradshaw: On the
Family--John Bradshaw. Explores the dynamics in dysfunctional families with a
focus on how these patterns lead to issues of sexual abuse, domestic violence,
Healing the Shane the
Binds You--John Bradshaw. Discusses the shane cycle that survivors so frequently
get trapped in and offers ways to free ourselves. GOOD
Beauty For Ashes--Joyce
Meyer--Discusses her history as an incest survivor and how she finally made peace with her past. INSPIRING!
The Sexual Healing
Journey-- Wendy Maltz. I love this book! Gives very practical information about the
impact of child sexual abuse on adult relationships. It's been incredibly
valuable to me. Also provides information for partners of survivors
helping them understand the issues all survivors face. A MUST
HAVE for every survivor
Life by Jaycee Dugard--see Book Reviews for a description of this book. It's
Knowing God, Knowing Myself-- Cecil Murphey. This inspirational book contains many shirt stories of overcoming obstacles while fostering a deeper faith in God and ourselves.
Mothers Who Can't Love--- Susan Forward. -- This is a MUST READ for every survivor who does not have the validation and support of their mothers. Dr. Forward's book spoke volumes to me. It will help you too!
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