As a part of our recent sermon discussing the topic of sexual assault, we wanted to provide a list of resources that we hope will prove helpful in dealing with this issue. We pray that this information will provide Christ-centered hope and wisdom for those who have suffered from sexual abuse as well as anyone with a heart to counsel or protect others.
- The Wounded Heart, Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dr. Dan B. Allender
Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues.
- Rid of My Disgrace by Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb
Justin and Lindsey Holcomb outline an approach for moving from destruction to redemption. While avoiding platitudes and shallow theology, Rid of My Disgrace combines biblical and theological depth with up-to-date research. This book is primarily written for those who have been assaulted (either as children or adults) but also equips family, friends, pastors, and others to care for victims in ways that are compassionate, practical, and informed.
- The Wounded Heart Complete Seminar Recorded Live on CD
The Wounded Heart CD Seminar is an honest and hopeful journey into the damage of childhood sexual abuse. No matter if you have been abused or not, this is a Seminar that will help you face with greater integrity and hope the reality of living in a fallen world with a God who intends to speak the final word of hope.
Web Links to Articles
Counseling and Conference Events
- The Allender Center: Conferences & Workshops
The Allender Center exists “to train counseling professionals and lay workers in trauma and abuse therapy, and to provide hope, healing and transformation opportunities through conferences and workshops.”
- Austin Stone Counseling
The mission of Austin Stone Counseling is, “To glorify God by providing gospel-centered counseling for individuals, couples, and families in the church, our city, and around the world.”
Training and Information for Parents/Volunteers
Contact Jim Wilson or Holly Holden to get the training.
- GRACE: Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment
GRACE is a non-profit organization made up of highly trained and experienced multi-disciplinary professionals who seek to educate and empower the Christian community to identify, confront and respond to the sin of child abuse.
For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.