A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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”.

Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders:  Forensic and Clinical Strategies

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.

Pornography: Lies, Truth and Hope

by the Mennonite Central Committee Canada. It is not a book but a PDF, and it can be downloaded for free.

Sexual Abuse in Marriage

by D. Anne Pierce (a Christian).

The Socially Skilled Child Molester:  Differentiating the Guilty from the Falsely Accused

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.

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal

by Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means.

Pandora’s Project

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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Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

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.

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