Beyond Our Control: Restructuring Your Life After Sexual Assault

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Kregel Publications, Mar 1, 2009 - Religion - 229 pages
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Many women are waiting for help. Maybe you are too. The statistics are startling: 12-38 percent of women have experienced sexual abuse and over the next decade, more than 900,000 women and 28 million children will become victims. Sexual abuse is not going away-and neither will its aftermath. In Beyond Our Control, Leila Rae Sommerfeld shares her own story of recovery after rape to give victims hope and encouragement to overcome the emotional scars associated with sexual abuse. Through her story and the stories of other survivors, you will discover -the three levels of victimization -myths about rape -how to grow emotionally and spiritually through the coping process -how God plays a role in freeing you from shame, guilt, resentment, and harmful memories With Leila Rae's reservoir of empathy and bonus material (including discussion questions and appendices), Beyond Our Control is the perfect book to share the hopeful message that new life is possible-and it is within reach. "Simply done, addressing major components of recovery. Suggestions are practical, realistic, and hopeful for women facing the life-changing trauma of rape."-Larry Day, Ph.D., author of Self-Esteem: By God's Design "Beyond Our Control brings hope and healing to hurting humanity."-Judy Boen, prison chaplain, founder/director of Captive Hearts "An important resource for friends, counselors, pastors, and those wanting to help women recover from the aftermath of rape."-Bettie P. Mitchell, L.P.C, M.R., founder/director of Good Samaritan Ministries International Leila Rae Sommerfeld holds an Advanced Certificate in Pastoral Care to Women from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She lives in Gresham, Oregon, with her husband.
 

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User Review  - srbcc - Christianbook.com

I was looking for a book to recommend to a client who had been raped. This is a great book that gives a good description of what a rape victim experiences as well as valuable information on healing ... Read full review

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User Review  - md003 - Overstock.com

Another excellent read for anyone who has been assulted to assist in facing the emotions and trauma of facing recovery and moving forward. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
11
Nutcracker Suite
33
Facing the Enemy
51
Tough Love
67
restructuring Your Life after Sexual assault
81
Writing to Heal
121
Secondary Wounding
125
They Do It Because They Want To
131
Releasing Your Anger
169
Do We Ever Recover?
173
Choosing to Heal
177
Signs of Healing
185
Taking Care of Yourself
191
Joy Will Come in the Morning
201
In the Aftermath of Rape or Sexual Assault
205
Covenant with God
207

Wheres God?
141
Relationship Effects
145
Marital Intimacy After Rape
149
Mother Eve
153
A Social and Cultural Crisis
159
Victim Thinking
165
A Guide for Husbands Fathers and Friends
209
Dear Church
215
Suggested Reading
217
Notes
219
About the Author
229
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