This bundle contains sad topics that confront us with the harsh realities of our society. You might know someone who is in a relationship with someone who is emotionally abusive, or you might be in a relationship with someone like that yourself. Or perhaps you don’t know how to recognize it and are curious how you can recognize the signs. Whichever the reason, you have come to the right place.Since it is all over the media and the horrific stories echo through our empathetic ears, it is almost mandatory for any caring civilian in society to understand at least some basics when it comes to sexual abuse. The facts are out there, and it is really happening to people in secret and sometimes without hiding anything. In this book, you will learn to grasp the reality of this sad phenomenon in society. Some of us may have been through it, and others have seen it in other people’s homes. Domestic violence is a serious problem. The stats don’t lie, but they aren’t completely accurate either. They reveal the victims who speak up, but not the ones who stay silent. If you are wondering what is involved in domestic violence, what to do, and how to recognize it, then you’ve come to the right place. In one part of the book, there is a study with the specific issues that relate to suicidal tendencies. Causes and consequences come to light, and comparisons are made between countries, individuals, and triggers that influence a person in a depressive state to contemplate the unthinkable. Perhaps not as severe, but verbal abuse happens all the time. Whenever people are mean to each other, they are, in some small degree, abusing another with their words. It could be strangers, coworkers, bosses, your spouse, your parents, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JJ Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137491/bk_acx0_137491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dear Victim, I am sorry. I am sorry you´re a fellow traveler on the road from past sexual abuse. I hurt with you, and I am praying for you. Have you ever been betrayed by the very people you entrusted with your life and soul? Growing up in a devoutly Christian family, you would never expect the leader of the flock to be the one to rip away your innocence, but that is just what happened to the author as a 15-year-old girl. In Silent No More, she shares her first-hand account of the abuse, the aftermath, and her path to freedom. Her experiences seem unreal, unbelievable, and unfathomable - yet they are completely true. Writing to encourage other victims of sexual abuse to overcome their experiences, The Missionary illustrates the heartbreaking circumstances of her own abuse by her church pastor and how Jesus continues to heal her emotional and spiritual wounds. In addition to her own story, she includes advice aimed at helping others find restoration in God´s love:Advice on the transformation from victim to survivor Information about sexual abuse by members of clergy Resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual support You might feel alone and confused, but you are not. You will find freedom and release in the pages of this book as you discover how to be Silent No More. The Missionary is a woman who is passionate about health through speaking and living in truth as defined by the Holy Bible. She is a trailblazer in her outspoken advocacy for sexual abuse survivors, and her ability to reunite them with God. Professionally, she works in the healthcare industry. Personally, she is the mother of two sons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Missionary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127173/bk_acx0_127173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This novel is based on a true story. Warning: the flashback scenes contain vivid mental, physical, and sexual content against a child. The victim allowed me to write this novella only after I agreed to write the scenes as they occurred. The dialogue leading to the victim´s flashbacks are products of my imagination; however the flashback memories are the victim´s. The victim, who remains anonymous, has listened to and approved this novella. Take a walk into the world of an abused child through the victim´s eyes. Feel the victim´s pain as the graphic flashbacks unfold. You´ll shed tears as you hear about the violence one little life endures during her struggle for a ´´normal´´ life. Newly revised edition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Fugate-Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042291/bk_acx0_042291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wyoming rancher Quinn McKay thought he´d only have to bide time until his level-headed wife came to her senses and called a halt to this ´´trial separation´´. He never believed the marital rough patch would drag on for a coon´s age. Libby McKay knew when she married the gruff, laid-back cowboy that he wasn’t prone to blathering about his feelings. But three months have passed and her stubborn-as-a-mule husband is still living by himself in the horse trailer. It seems he’d rather hold on to his pride than hold on to her. Quinn realizes Libby is determined to move on if he doesn´t loosen his tongue and he’ll lose the only woman he´s ever loved. In a last-ditch effort to keep her in his life, he offers her one weekend of uninterrupted sexual decadence. Reigniting the passion is easy. The hard part comes after the sheets have cooled and they find out if what remains is strong enough to survive past mistakes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Estrella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000020/bk_inbl_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions, Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue, and John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons. Yet each of these men will always be remembered for the messages they declared - messages that still resound today. John Piper explores these men´s lives, integrating Augustine´s delight in God with Luther´s emphasis on the Word and Calvin´s exposition of scripture. Through their strengths and struggles, we can learn how to live better today. When we consider their lives, we behold the glory and majesty of God and find power to overcome our own weaknesses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013233/bk_blak_013233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this book, Adam Hamilton explores how, with God´s help, we can make love last. Drawing upon a survey of thousands of couples and singles, interviews with relationship and marriage therapists, the latest research in the field, and wisdom from the Bible, Hamilton looks at what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful, and romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime. The six keys he has identified as fundamental to successful marriages are covered in six chapters: ´´More Than a Piece of Paper´´ ´´What She Wants, What He Wants´´´´The Significance of Sexual Intimacy´´´´Habits That Hurt, Habits That Heal´´´´Clothe, Bear With, and Forgive´´´´A Love That Lasts a Lifetime´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Lockett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004019/bk_drms_004019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paradise, Georgia, USA: where black and white have lived together, and - in secret - loved together for 300 years; where the white man knows that the dark-skinned man is his blood brother and hates him for it; where the white woman looks on the dark-skinned man with secret lust and longing.... Out of this shared and silent intimacy, compounded of fear, hatred, sexual guilt and carnal knowledge, springs this starting novel which lays bare the secrets behind the violent deeds of the South. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Setaro Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005160/bk_adbl_005160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An urgent and timely memoir exploring the reality of childhood sexual abuse, a scourge on too many neighborhoods, often hiding in plain sight. Millions of victims remain silent, buried under the weight of their own guilt, shame, and addiction. Breaking the Ruhls will resonate deeply with many who have experienced similar trauma, boundary violations, and abuse within the family, and struggle with the emotional and psychological effect. Ruhl mines his own experiences with sexual confusion, shame, PTSD, addiction and recovery, marital issues, career struggles, and therapeutic breakthroughs, while offering vindication on a range of issues and demonstrating it is possible to heal and thrive. 93 percent of juvenile sexual assault victims knew their perpetrators. For 80 percent of those, that perpetrator was a parent. This book shines a spotlight on the incessant plague of sexual abuse and help others shed the shame that sexual abuse survivors unfairly carry. Larry Ruhl serves as a board member for Taking Back Ourselves, which facilitates weekends of recovery for survivors of sexual abuse, and is a registered speaker with RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network). He previously served as a board member at Male Survivor, a leading organization in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse. Today he takes meetings into addiction treatment centers as a way to shed shame and draw the parallels between addiction and sexual abuse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114067/bk_acx0_114067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her twenty years as a clinical psychologist, Annie Rogers has learned to understand the silent language of girls who will not-who cannot-speak about devastating sexual trauma. Abuse too painful to put into words does have a language, though, a language of coded signs and symptoms that conventional therapy fails to understand. In this luminous, deeply moving book, Rogers reveals how she has helped many girls find expression and healing for the sexual trauma that has shattered their childhoods. Rogers opens with a harrowing account of her own emotional collapse in childhood and goes on to illustrate its significance to how she hears and understands trauma in her clinical work. Years after her breakdown, when she discovered the brilliant work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, Rogers at last had the key she needed to unlock the secrets of the unsayable. With Lacan´s theory of language and its layered associations as her guide, Rogers was able to make startling connections with seemingly unreachable girls who had lost years of childhood, who had endured the unspeakable in silence. At the heart of the book is the searing portrait of the girl Rogers calls Ellen, brutally abused for three years by her teenage male babysitter. Over the course of seven years of therapy, Rogers helped Ellen find words for the terrible things that had happened to her, face up to the unconscious patterns through which she replayed the trauma, and learn to live beyond the shadows of the past. Through Ellen´s story, Rogers illuminates the complex, intimate unraveling of trauma between therapist and child, as painful truths and their consequences come to light in unexpected ways. Like Judith Herman´s Trauma and Recovery and Kay Redfield Jamison´s An Unquiet Mind, The Unsayable is a book with the power to change the way we think about suffering and self-expression. For those who have experienced psychological trauma, and for those who yearn to help, this brave, compelling book will be a touchstone of lucid understanding and true healing.