Here are some resources to help survivors and their loved ones get started with recovery.

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childhood sexual abuse books


  • The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Dan Allender

  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Patrick J Carnes Ph.D

For Men

  • Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory over Sexual Child Abuse, Mike Lew

  • Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse, Mike Lew

For Women

  • Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing following Sexual Abuse, Mary DeMuth
  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
  • When a Man You Love Was Abused: A Woman’s Guide to Helping Him Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation, Cecil Murphy


  • Christian Family University, Rob Jackson, MS, LPC, offers counseling, free weekly teleclasses, and other resources to support sexual integrity and recovery from sexual addictions and abuse: 888-891-HOPE (4673)
  • Focus on the Family provides free online consultation and referral to qualified, local, Christian counselors: 877- 233-4455  
  • American Association of Christian Counselors, offers a free national referral network of state licensed, certified, and/or properly credentialed Christian counselors offer- ing care that is distinctively Christian and clinically excellent


  • Brave Step strengthens men and women impacted by sexual abuse through inspiration, education and personalized care.  
  • Darkness to Light empowers people to prevent child sexual abuse  
  • RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization  
  • SARA (Sexual Abuse Resource Agency), eliminating sexual violence in our community  
  • SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), peer support organization

For Men

  • Journey On, Podcast, newsletter and resources for men healing from sexual abuse and assault
  •, MaleSurvivor has been conducting three-day Weekends of Recovery (WORs) throughout the U.S. & Canada since 2001. Facilitated by a team of trained therapists and educators, they adhere to the highest ethical standards of their clinical professions.
  • HelpforGuys, a complete resource guide for male victims and survivors of abuse  
  • Prodigals International, promotes freedom from the bonds of sexual addiction  
  • 1 in 6.orgHelping men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.