Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sharing Resources--Men and Sexual Abuse
As often happens when you are focused on something, you see it everywhere. And this was definitely the case with sexuality and a healthy, integrated life, after I reviewed for this month’s column two important books: Adam & Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution by Mary Eberstadt and My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints by Dawn Eden. I've encountered many resources and sources of information over the past month that I plan to share with readers here. I also hope to have a number of guest posts.
One of the podcasts I subscribe to is Focus on the Family's daily broadcast. While I don't love every single podcast, I do find it more often than not an interesting listen. The resource from Focus on the Family that I use most often, though, is its media review site, Plugged In Online (though strangely, I don't listen to the Plugged In podcast very often).
At the end of last month, I listened to a tremendous two-part series from Focus on the Family, "Men and Sexual Abuse: Hope for Wounded Hearts," a long interview with Dr. Dan Allendar about the long-term effects of sexual abuse on men. It covers a lot of the same themes that Dawn Eden does in her book, My Peace I Give You. Well worth a listen.
You can listen to the first part of the interview here.