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 social and relational recovery from the experience of sexual abuse: regaining your voice after living in silence, learning to release unhealthy coping mechanism, thinking through the issue of forgiveness, understanding why trust and a “normal sense of hurt” are hard, and how sexual abuse may be affecting your current marriage.
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 Restoration
- 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.