This video is taken from the live presentation of the “Hope & Restoration After Sexual Abuse” seminar presented at The Summit Church May 23 and 25, 2013.
In this segment of the seminar an emphasis is placed on the emotional recovery from the experience of sexual abuse: how to grieve the loss of innocence, face the intensity of shame and anger that are often felt, and face other symptoms of post-traumatic stress which are often present after sexual abuse.
Listening Note: If the materials below become overwhelming for you, please feel free to stop the videos and come back to them later. It is good for you to have a voice in how much you can process at one time.
The notebook which accompanies this presentation is available here in PDF form: Hope & Restoration After Sexual Abuse Notes
The Search for Peace
Scripture Exercise One: Psalm 55 Personalized for Sexual Abuse
Scripture Exercise Two: Isaiah 53 Personalized for Sexual Abuse
Scripture Exercise Three: WHO I AM IN CHRIST_KELLEMEN
- On the Threshold of Hope by Diane Langberg
- Sexual Abuse (booklet) by Bob Kellemen
- Recovering from Child Abuse by David Powlison
- Please visit www.summitrdu.com/abuse for additional resources.
- For counseling resource through The Summit Church visit www.summitrdu.com/counseling
Correction: In the seminar, several times I reference that 40% of the population has been sexually abused. The actual number should be 20%. This was brought to my attention by someone who saw the math I was mis-computing. I added 1 in 4 women (25%) to 1 in 6 men (17%) and got 42%. However by that math 158% of people would have been abused — 3 in 4 women (75%) and 5 in 6 men (83%). I apologize for this error, which was an honest mistake by an amateur statistician.