I Have Survived

Some times we have to forgive with a emotional wound too.  This was lessons I have learned in my past.  But my Dear Hubby had to also learned this to help both of us be stronger for it.  When A Woman You Love Was Abused is a wonderful guide to helping a husband help her overcome childhood sexual molestation.  These are deep deep deep wounds and they will surface when you least expect them too.  Sometimes you have to know just what kind of loving support will help them heal faster.  Having someone to lean on that understands is a major relief.  I could not ask for a more understanding husband.  And I am now at the point that I tend to leave that wound untouched, scarred over and as much as possible in the past.  Not forgotten or buried to fester but a wound that was there, healed over and now has left it's mark.  But that mark, that scar, does not define me or mar my life anymore.

When A Woman You Love Was Abused  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 80 percent of childhood abuse victims later suffer from at least one abuse-induced psychological disorder. It's proven that the effects of childhood abuse follow women into adulthood. Yet few men are prepared to deal with those effects, even when their own wife is the one who is suffering. And their wife's suffering becomes their own suffering as their needs aren't being met by a wife who is powerless to control her inner turmoil.

Author, pastor, and survivor Dawn Scott Jones candidly shares her own abuse experience to help husbands understand the varied emotions, fears, distorted thoughts, and triggers that hold their wives captive. In practical and accessible language, Jones explains the stages of the healing journey (processing denial, asking for help, grieving, expressing anger, learning to forgive, and finding resolution). Building on that knowledge, Jones then moves to an honest discussion of what husbands can do to help. Whether it's creating a healing environment, understanding the need for control, building trust, or even just praying for healing, a husband plays an active role in helping his wife survive and thrive despite her past abuse.

Offering hope for a healthy marriage relationship, When a Woman You Love Was Abused answers the questions men have and offers the advice they need to help their wives finally find peace.
Meet Dawn Scott Jones :

For over twenty years God has graciously used Dawn to touch the lives of people through her affecting personal testimony, her humor, and her writing. Dawn’s past challenges have deepened and enriched her ministry; enabling her to truly understand and relate to what others are going through.

Dawn is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. She has served in various capacities including Executive Team Pastor, Small Groups Pastor, and Woman’s Ministry Director. Dawn travels Nation-wide speaking, training and consulting.

About the Live Webcast

In coordination with the launch of their fall releases, Kregel will be hosting a live webcast event on September 20 at 8 PM EDT featuring authors Kim Ketola (Cradle My Heart), Teske Drake (Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow), and Dawn Scott Jones (When a Woman You Love Was Abused). The webcast will allow women to come together to share their struggles and fears in order to move toward healing and hope. Women will able to support one another and discuss shared experiences in a non-threatening, open and loving environment.

Cat Hoort of Kregel says, ""We are seeking to provide safe means for Christian women to be vulnerable with each other, to seek help and guidance from authors and counselors, and to find encouragement from those who have shared similar experiences. Our hope is that the Women Redeemed webcast will become a forum for hurting women as well as for those who can help. Kim, Teske, and Dawn are all survivors and their stories will surely inspire and equip other women to move toward healing and hope."

To register for the event, just click here.


  1. I never knew, I guess I have not been paying attention. Lots of love and hugs to you!

  2. Thanks for taking time to read my book. My prayer is for the many couples who are trying to navigate the stormy waters of abuse-aftermath. Thanks for sharing your story too. It's powerful to have a voice and do something positive with it! Thank you for posting.


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