Recovering from Child Abuse
Healing and Hope for Victims
The damage you suffered may have been done in one terrible moment or over time. But the healing and the restoration will unfold at your pace, at a human pace. It unfolds as part of your story, and it unfolds over time. As a vulnerable child, instead of being protected, helped, and comforted, you were physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abused. Learn how to express your experience to God by composing your own personal liturgy. Pouring out your heart to God will begin the healing process and lead to the small growing steps of faith and restoration.
About the Author
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. is Executive Director of Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) as well as a CCEF faculty member and Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary.
David has been counseling for over thirty years and has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. His minibook titles include Facing Death with Hope; Healing after Abortion; Recovering from Child Abuse; and Renewing Marital Intimacy.
David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka. He blogs periodically at CCEF and The Gospel Coalition.
Other Booklets in the Series
-Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control by Michael R. Emlet
-Family Feuds: How to Respond by Timothy S. Lane
-Freedom from Addiction: Turning from Your Compulsive Behavior by Edward T. Welch
-Help for Stepfamilies: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Learning to Love by Winston T. Smith
-Peer Pressure: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Giving New Direction by Paul David Tripp
-PTSD: Healing for Bad Memories by Timothy Lane
-Restoring Your Broken Marriage: Healing after Adultery by Robert D. Jones
-Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job by Robert D. Jones
-When Your Kid’s in Trouble: How to Intervene Constructively by William P. Smith