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 RESOURCES

FOR BETRAYAL TRAUMA/ABUSE RECOVERY

You may find these resources helpful in various phases of your recovery journey. 
Unfortunately, there is information marketed to abuse victims that exposes them to more gaslighting and shame.  
So, I gathered this resource list to provide you with safe information and vetted each one to the best of my ability. 
Please keep in mind that all human authors/communicators are fallible and what is helpful for one person may not be helpful for another. Glean what is useful from each of these resources, and disregard what is not helpful.
The linked websites also include additional resources.

 

WEBSITE RESOURCES

BOOK RESOURCES

  1. Addressing Domestic Violence in the Church by Bob and Helga Edwards

  2. Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships by Dr. John Townsend

  3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

  4. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life: Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

  5. Called to Peace: A Survivor's Guide to Finding Peace and Healing After Domestic Abuse by Joy Forrest

  6. Coercive Control by Evan Stark

  7. The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Voice by Leslie Vernick

  8. Exposing Financial Abuse: When Money is a Weapon by Shannon Thomas, LCSW 

  9. Eyes Wide Open: Help! with Control Freak Co-Parents by Debra Wingfield, Ed. D.

  10. Freedom Fighters: The Essential Handbook For Living in the Victory of the Cross of Jesus Christ by Sherri Ohler

  11. The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life by Dr. Robin Stern 

  12. Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas

  13. Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength by Christa Black Gifford

  14. Is It Me?: Making Sense of Your Confusing Marriage: A Christian Woman's Guide to Hidden Emotional and Spiritual Abuse by Natalie Hoffman

  15. Psychopath Free: Recovering From Emotionally Abusive Relationships with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People by Jackson MacKenzie

  16. Safe People: How to Find Relationships That are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't by Dr.Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

  17. Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone With Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder by Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD and Randi Kreger

  18. The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church by David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen

  19. Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

  20. Think Differently Live Differently: Keys to a Life of Freedom by Bob Hamp

  21. Unholy Charade: Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church by Jeff Crippen and Rebecca Davis

  22. Untwisting Scriptures: that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind by Rebecca Davis 

  23. When Loving Him Is Hurting You by Dr. David Hawkins

  24. When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse by Lundy Bancroft

  25. Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Discovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse by Jackson MacKenzie

  26. Who Switched Off My Brain?: Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions by Caroline Leaf

  27. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft

  28. Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal by Barbara Steffens, PhD, LPCC, and Marsha Means, MA

VIDEO RESOURCES

 These classes present powerful teaching regarding the topic of abuse dynamics.


  1. Understanding and Responding to Abuse by Bob Hamp

  2. Recovering From Spiritual Abuse by Bob Hamp

ARTICLES DESCRIBING THE CASRD-ABUSE-TRAUMA CONNECTION

TRAINING RESOURCES FOR CHURCH COMMUNITIES