Naming Our Abuse
:A stunningly vulnerable look at the horrific realities of sexual abuse and how to overcome them Male sexual abuse is increasingly in the news, from scandals in the Catholic Church to exploitations at Penn State. Yet books and...
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:A stunningly vulnerable look at the horrific realities of sexual abuse and how to overcome them
Male sexual abuse is increasingly in the news, from scandals in the Catholic Church to exploitations at Penn State. Yet books and programs about healing are still overwhelmingly oriented toward the female survivor of abuse. As men who experienced childhood abuse, the authors of this book are uniquely qualified to address the healing process of male survivors.
Using the metaphor of a car accident, Naming Our Abuse leads the survivor from the Wreck to the Accident Report to Rehabilitation to Driving Again. This four-step model illustrates that healing is a process to be nurtured rather than something that can be healed in a single telling. Following the authors' examples, readers are invited to find solidarity with other male survivors and develop an understanding of their own wounding through journaling exercises.
David Carlson, PhD is a professor and the Charles B. and Kathleen O. Van Nuys Deans Fellow in Religious Studies at Franklin College where he has served since 1978. He received his education at Wheaton College, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His scholarly interests include monasticism, Orthodox-Catholic relations, and faith development of college students and adults. He writes columns on religion, culture, and politics for multiple newspapers.
Josh McDowell is an internationally known speaker, author, and champion of the 'Beyond Belief' Campaign. He is a travelling representative of Campus Crusade for Christ speaking to more than ten million people in at least 84 countries, including 700 university and college campuses.
Josh has authored or co-authored more than 90 books, including the classic A Ready Defense, Evidence that Demands a Verdict and Answers to Tough Questions