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Beyond Our Control : Restructuring Your Life after Sexual Assault



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This is the edition with a publication date of 3/9/2009.

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The statistics are startling: 12-38 percent of women have experienced sexual abuse and over the next decade, more than 900,000 women and 28 million children will become victims. Sexual abuse is not going away-and neither will its aftermath.

Author Biography

Leila Rae Sommerfeld holds an Advanced Certificate in Pastoral Care to Women from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She lives in Gresham, Oregon, with her husband.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
My Story
Nighttime Intruderp. 17
Nutcracker Suitep. 33
His Name Is Crackersp. 39
The Loud, Silent Yearp. 45
Facing the Enemyp. 51
Perpetrators Change-Well, Some Dop. 59
Tough Lovep. 67
God Can Create New Lifep. 75
Restructuring Your Life After Sexual Assault: Dear Readerp. 83
Original Traumap. 85
Fear and the Loss of Safetyp. 91
Post-Traumatic Stressp. 97
Depressionp. 101
Shame and Guiltp. 105
You Don't Need to Forgive Yourselfp. 111
Memoriesp. 115
Writing to Healp. 121
Secondary Woundingp. 125
They Do It Because They Want Top. 131
Where's God?p. 141
Relationship Effectsp. 145
Marital Intimacy After Rapep. 149
Mother Evep. 153
A Social and Cultural Crisisp. 159
Victim Thinkingp. 165
Releasing Your Angerp. 169
Do We Ever Recover?p. 173
Choosing to Healp. 177
Signs of Healingp. 185
Taking Care of Yourselfp. 191
Joy Will Come in the Morningp. 201
In the Aftermath of Rape or Sexual Assaultp. 205
Covenant with Godp. 207
A Guide for Husbands, Fathers, and Friendsp. 209
Dear Churchp. 215
Suggested Readingp. 217
Notesp. 219
About the Authorp. 229
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