Books by Topic: Sexual Misconduct by an Intimate Partner
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Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse
by Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Dr. Patricia Easteal, and Dr. Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck. This is an authoritative resource for all professionals who work with IPSV victims including counselors, social workers, refuge workers, victim advocates, mental health professionals, pastoral workers, lawyers, police, and health practitioners. This book brings together advice from professionals working with individuals who have experienced IPSV, including Barbara Roberts who has contributed a chapter in this book; the chapter is entitled “Pastoral Responses to Christian Survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence”.
by Scott Johnson. The first resource of its kind, this book addresses the similarities between these overlapping fields. The book’s detailed structure includes information on the psychological, emotional, physical, and sexual facets of the abuse cycle from name-calling, to complete psychological deconstruction, rape, and homicide.
by the Mennonite Central Committee Canada. It is not a book but a PDF, and it can be downloaded for free.
by D. Anne Pierce (a Christian).
by Carla Van Dam. This book reveals the secret but successful strategies used by child molesters which allows adults to intervene long before children are abused. It focuses on the sexual deviants who “groom’ family, friends, and their community to allow their activities, though arousing suspicion, to go on without restriction.
by Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means.
Not a book, but a website that lists many books and other resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
The books that follow under this line have not yet been categorized in order of how strong we recommend them.
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by Anna Salter. Drawing on the stories of abusers, Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery. Arguing that even the most knowledgeable among us can be fooled, Salter dispels the myths about sexual predators and gives us the tools to protect our families and ourselves.
Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing with Sexual Abuse in Our Churches (an introduction for those who will hear)
by Dale Ingraham and Rebecca Davis. A well researched resource for believers navigating sexual abuse in their churches or ministries.