This book changed my life. Right after my husband was arrested and charged with domestic violence, I was so confused. I didn't believe that my husband was actually abusive - he had done some abusive things, right, but I wasn't in the type of abusive relationship where I had to get out. Was I? This book helped me understand abuse in a way I never had before. Why Does He Do That? is a must read for any woman struggling with the chaos of abuse.
Millions of women find themselves in abusive relationships with controlling men and don't know what to do, or even what's wrong. A woman may feel anxious, inadequate, intimidated. She may find herself trying harder and harder to make things right without ever being successful. This book provides an eyeopening new analysis of controlling partners and a wealth of empowering information for women who want to change their lives for the better. Full of moving first-person stories, When Love Goes Wrong shows women what their options are in or out of the relationship, provides concrete guidance on finding safety and support for themselves and their children.
Women often unknowingly take on the role of caretaker and get trapped in the drama and abuse. This book helps understand how to get out of the caretaking cycle.
A MUST read when you find out about your husband's lies and compulsive sexual activity, Your Sexually Addicted Spouse gives you needed insight from women who understand. I LOVE this book. It helped me understand better what was happening, and what path to take to heal.
Using a trauma-model approach, Journey to Healing & Joy: A Workbook for Partners of Sexual Addicts, provides a healing pathway women can follow, either individually or in a support group. We use this workbook with our Journey To Healing & Joy Facebook group.
Nothing is more DAMAGING than living with an emotional abuser whose controlling and crazy-making behaviors are causing you to feel afraid, depressed and alone. Physical abuse leaves visible scars, but emotional abuse wounds you to the core. But your abuser has an uncanny way of turning the tables on you and denying the abuse. You just wish your partner would finally wake up and treat you with the love, kindness and respect you long for. But no matter what you do, nothing changes.
If you have trouble setting boundaries with your emotional abuser and never know what to say or how to say it in a heated moment without backing down, breaking down, or getting angry yourself, then Emotional Abuse Breakthrough Scripts is your key to learning a new way to respond so you can rebuild your dignity, inner strength, and self-esteem. When your abuser shuts you down with control, anger, manipulation, and subtle threats, it's hard to know how to respond or what to say without making things worse.
What Can I Do About Me? helped me realize that there was a path to knowing the truth about my situation. I'm so grateful for the women who have walked the path before us to lead us to safety.
Full of professional counsel and heartbreaking true accounts, this book shows exactly how pornography can decimate a marriage and how Christ can intervene. Focusing specifically on the experiences of women and wives, this book covers the often overlooked areas of betrayal trauma, intimacy, forgiveness, and regaining trust. Find help and healing with this in-depth exploration of the spiritual impacts of pornography and how the Atonement provides longed-for relief.
A great book to walk you through optional dialogues for talking with kids about pornography addiction in a layered, ongoing way. Educate & Empower Kids has many other books for helping you protect your children from pornography.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures is an amazing resource to help you talk with your kids about pornography addiction. No need to learn how to check cookies - give your kids an internal filter. I read it with my kids. It's so helpful to be able to start an ongoing dialogue.
Children of all ages are constantly exposed to damaging sexual content in media and in life. As a parent you try to be vigilant, but it’s simply impossible to completely prevent. This book helps protect your young children and use the right words to start talking to them about healthy intimacy without frightening them or damaging their innocence.
Recovery from sexual addiction is difficult, possible, and worth the effort. Forest knows. He’s been there. Once shackled by shame and secrecy, sex addiction therapist Forest Benedict writes candidly about his personal recovery journey, sharing many science-based strategies for successful recovery. Life After Lust provides a clear recovery roadmap for men and women ready to embark on the heroic path from pain to purpose. All who seek a renewed vision for recovery will find help and hope within the pages of this book.
After five years of reading books, going to seminars, trying different types of therapy, I knew I needed something different. I founded Betrayal Trauma Recovery because women needed a place to help them get to safely quickly, as they determine their husband's willingness to change. Betrayal Trauma Recovery provides the most effective support groups and calls to help women on their journey to peace.