Book Recommendations


Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault (Re:Lit) by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb


Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence. by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb


Sexual Abuse: Beauty for Ashes (The Gospel for Real Life) by Robert W. Kellemen


On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse by Deepak Reju


Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse by Steven R. Tracy


Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection by Edward T. Welch

Article Links

Sexual Abuse/Assault

How I Beat Back the Darkness after Rape | Christianity Today

Follow up on ministry to sex offenders | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

How Mothers React to Accounts of Sexual Abuse (and Why Pastors Need to Listen to Them) – Sometimes a Light

A Holy Experience – After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood

8 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Bob Jones University Apologizes for Failing Sexual Abuse Victims | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

The Tragic Prevalence of Sexual Assault | Challies Dot Com

BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling Sexually Abused Women and Children | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

BBC News – #BBCtrending: ‘I believe you’ blog supports sexual assault victims

Mary de Muth: An Open Letter to Sexual Abuse Victims | For Your Tomorrow

Sex offenders, faith communities, and four common exploitations | Rhymes with Religion

How does a church minister to a converted, sex offender? | Practical ShepherdingPractical Shepherding

When Sexual Abuse Comes to Light

In which these 21 things shouldn’t be said to sexual abuse victims :: guest post by Mary DeMuth – Sarah Bessey

Preventing Sexual Abuse in the Church – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Lessons Learned from Unthinkable Sexual Abuse | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Caring for Victims of Sexual Abuse – The Gospel Coalition Blog

A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse: Caring for the Care Team | Brad Hambrick

Responding to Sexual Brokenness in Our Families and Churches | Sayable

Resources for Sexual Assault Awareness Month | The Resurgence

Getting the Right Treatment for Sexual Abuse? 7 Questions to Consider | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

When Prevention Fails: A Sexual Abuse Response Policy for Churches | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Slaying the Shame of Sexual Abuse | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Advice for Pastors in Caring for Victims of Sexual Assault | The Resurgence

Shepherding Survivors of Sexual Abuse • EFCA Today

Christian Colleges vs. Hookup Culture | Her.meneutics | Christianitytoday.com

New DOJ Data On Sexual Assaults: Students Are Less Likely To Be Raped

The Tragic Prevalence of Sexual Assault | Challies Dot Com

Why don’t they report it?

Out of the Shadows: Justin Holcomb on Sexual Assault | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault? | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Resources for Sexual Assault Awareness Month | The Resurgence

What to Say, and Not Say, to a Victim of Sexual Assault | The Resurgence

Protecting Your Kids From Sexual Abuse: A Brief Guide For Parents

6 Reasons Why Sexual Predators Target Churches | Challies Dot Com

Abuse

Why The Church Covers Up Abuse « The Reformed Reader

Preventing & Responding to Abuse in Christian Contexts: Plenary Presentation | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Is it My Fault?

Wisdom for Abused Women | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Exposing Abuse: A guest post by Emily Ellis | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

On Forgiveness and Abuse

Abusers in the Christian Church: The 5 Stages of Biblical Repentance

Gospel Response to Abuse – Audio Files – Dropbox

Consider Jesus–the Savior Who Understands Abuse | Counseling One Another

What Advice Would You Give to an Abused Wife?

the anger clock: time to stop being angry NOW

When the Church Prefers Perpetrators | Mary DeMuth

Dear Abused, Remember Jesus… | Counseling One Another

Safeguarding Against Abuse In the Church – Gospel Driven Church

Remember the Victims—Like Me – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Seven Questions About Your Church’s Abuse Policy

Abuse and Pastors: An Open Letter from a Pastor to Pastors « A Cry For Justice

The Top Five Abuse Prevention Policies for the Church

Cognitive Dissonance and Predators « Grace Looking Back

Rachel Held Evans | If you have suffered, or are suffering, abuse…

Profile of an Abuser – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Profile of an abuser (detect it early) | WisdomForLife

3 Signs of Repentance Every Church Leader Should Learn

Meeting with someone who harmed you: What do you need to know? | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Failures to act: Why we don’t always blow the whistle on abuse | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Why The Church Covers Up Abuse « The Reformed Reader

WHI-1215 | Rid of My Disgrace – White Horse Inn Blog

Rid of My Disgrace | Challies Dot Com

Pastoral Wisdom and the Mandate to Report Abuse | CCEF

No More Silence: An interview with Boz Tchividjian of G.R.A.C.E.

Two Major Church Resources from 2012 | Brad Hambrick

Refusing to report abuse and its consequences | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Helpful teacher responses to adult reports of their child abuse | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Taunting your Abuser? | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

The real damage done in abuse? | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection: Edward T. Welch

On domestic violence | The Briefing

Pray for Those Who Abuse You | Desiring God

Turn the other cheek? Does this apply to abuse victims? | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Spiritual Abuse 

Spiritual Abuse: What it is and Why it Hurts | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Preventing spiritual abuse? Listen to that little voice plus… | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

AACC 2013: Narcissistic Leaders and Systems | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Carolyn’s Reflections: The Underlying Belief System of Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual Abuse and Common Characteristics | The Wartburg Watch 2013

Belief System Supports for Spiritual Abuse | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

What factors support the use of spiritual abuse? | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Sam Storms: Oklahoma City, OK > Pastoral Bullies

Why do some spiritual leaders abuse power? | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

Church Cultures That Crush the Weak – She Worships

In the News

Mark Driscoll, High-Profile Pastors, and Credibility | Echoes and Stars

Changing the Culture that Enabled Mark Driscoll: 6 Ways Forward

It’s Abuse, Not an Affair, and It Appears We Need to be Reminded… Again… | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse | Religion News Service

SNAP leader shames Mahaney supporters

Predators on Pedestals – NYTimes.com

My Take: Penn State’s dark fellowship – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs

What Idolatry Hath Wrought at Penn State – Justin Taylor