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Finding Healing from Abuse

Abuse takes many forms – verbal, physical, emotional, and sexual – and for those who are victims, it can feel impossible to know where to turn. We’ve assembled a collection of resources that are geared toward helping those suffering from abuse take a crucial first step toward support and healing. If you’re a victim of abuse, we’re here to put an arm around you and show you that you have a voice.

Mercy for Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a violation against a person’s body that has deep and devastating effects on their life. Guilt and shame often silence the secret and leave you paralyzed with overwhelming emotions. Expose the painful truth about your past and allow God to bring wholeness and healing into your life. You do not have to be a victim of your circumstances, but can overcome them with hope and find freedom from your past!

Mending the Soul

This book provides a well-researched biblical and scientific overview of abuse. A broad overview, it deals with the various types of abuse, the various effects of abuse, and the means of healing.


National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Making a Safety Plan

If you are experiencing physical, sexual, emotional, and/or verbal abuse from a partner, spouse, family member, etc., you can create a personalized safety plan

Have you been abused?

Physical. Sexual. Emotional. Abuse comes in many forms. Pain wears many masks. Maybe you are a victim. Maybe you have created the victims. There is a way out. There is a path towards healing. Will you start the journey?

Understanding Emotional Abuse

By reading this article series, we hope you will learn to listen to your friends', neighbors', relatives'--or maybe even your own--waspish, hurtful words.

Safe People

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from family to friendship, romance and work. They help identify the healthy and growing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid. Safe People will help you to recognize twenty traits of relationally untrustworthy people and discover what makes some people relationally safe, as well as how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. You'll learn about things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security, and you'll find out how to develop a balanced approach to relationships.

Leslie Vernick

Leslie offers encouragement for victims of emotional/verbal abuse

Play It Safe - Dealing with Domestic Violence

If you’re a victim of domestic abuse, you need to take decisive action right away. Your attitude toward physical violence must be one of zero tolerance. “Safety first” is the basic rule of thumb. This becomes all the more important when there are children in the household. Here are four things you can do to counteract violence while keeping yourself (and your kids) as S.A.F.E. as possible

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

NOVA's mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. .

Responding to Physical Abuse

Abusive behavior was never and can never be a part of God's plan for a marriage or a family.

For Husbands: Five Tips to Help Your Wife Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse

If you know – or suspect – that your wife was sexually abused as a child, you probably want to help in
any and every way you can. It’s natural to do the guy thing and look for ways to “fix” the situation, but
it’s just not that simple. You’re probably confused and wonder if there’s anything you can do – and
that’s frustrating. Here are five things you can do to help your wife.

For Wives: Five Tips to Help Your Husband Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse

If you know – or suspect – that your husband was sexually abused as a child, you probably want to help
in any and every way you can. But that’s easier said than done. Unfortunately, the scars of abuse often
persist into adulthood, and feelings of guilt and shame prevent many victims from talking about their past.
That’s especially true for guys; it’s not uncommon for men to shut down the subject completely – and in
doing so, shutting out and hurting those who care for them the most. Here are five things you can do.

My Spouse Is Abusive

My husband is verbally and physically abusive. What do I do?

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