""Healing the Ravaged Soul is a helpful and informative manual for navigating the many facets of recovery from sexual abuse. The book is strengthened by weaving together spiritual and emotional dimensions that can come forth following childhood abuse. The 'Healing Practices' throughout each chapter offer practical ways to integrate information with personal experience. Although I have received individual counseling for almost two decades, I appreciated new insights and perspectives about myself as a result of reading the book. Sue offers a comprehensive and thorough examination of this difficult topic.""
--Jacquie Reed, abuse survivor
""With sensitivity, compassion, and understanding, the author shines a light of hope for those who as children have suffered the worst violations of body, mind, and spirit. She is not afraid to tackle the big theological questions and does so with honesty, humility, and insight. Survivors and those who accompany them will find in these pages refreshing images and rituals for healing and the restoration of wholeness.""
--Suzanne Seaton, MSW, Spiritual Director
Sue Magrath is a spiritual director and licensed mental health counselor. She is an alumnus of the Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation's two-year program and leads retreats that address the integration of psychology and spirituality.
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
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Table of Contents
1 "How Long, O Lord?" Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse 1
2 Why Does God Hate Me? 19
3 "When I Was a Child…": The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Spiritual Development 27
4 "Lord, Help My Unbelief": Obstacles on the Path to Faith 35
5 Am I Going to Hell? Part 1 54
6 Am I Going to Hell? Part 2 67
7 Is My Abuser Going to Hell? 81
8 Will the Real God Please Stand Up? Exploring Images of God 96
9 "My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?" A Discussion on Suffering 115
10 "Where Can I Get This Living Water?" Finding Hope, Transformation, and Meaning 133
Appendix A Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 151
Appendix B Recommended Reading 154