Resources and Links


The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.
Explains the difference between introverts and extroverts and to better get along with each other.

The Forgiveness Myth by Gary Egeberg and Wayne Raiter
A unique look at forgiveness and how it varies from one person to another.

The Act of Healing from Sexual Trauma by Naomi Ardea
Art, photography and story of one survivor’s journey to wholeness. Each chapter contains a “Survivor’s Toolbox” or “Creative Self Care” section.

Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas
Breaks down what psychological abuse looks like at home, work, family of origin and church.

The Right to Innocence-Healing of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Beverly Engel
Helps to explain behaviors of someone growing up trying to hide their abuses.

Brave: A Personal Story of Healing Childhood Trauma by Janyne McConnaughey, PhD.
Story of a very successful educator who did not come to grips with her internal struggles until she was 61.

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good For You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
A good starter book when you’ve never had safe people in your life.

Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse: Moving Beyond the Past into a Healthy Future by Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.
Clearly defines how childhood abuse and neglect impact us as adults and why it is important to heal.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karl McBride, Ph.D.
Dives into toxic mother/daughter relationships, explains the chaos and dynamics of them and helps women to rise above this situation.

Is it Me?: Making Sense of Your Confusing Marriage (A Christian Woman’s Guide to Hidden Emotional and Spiritual Abuse) by Natalie Hoffman
This is not your typical Christian perspective. This book exposes the realities that tend to be written off in Christian circles.

Rooted in God’s Love-Biblical Meditations for People in Recovery by Dale & Juanita Ryan
A good devotional for people struggling with their faith.

Better Is Not So Far Away-Deciding to Recover From Bingin, Starving and Cutting by Melissa Groman
Addresses the physical ways we deal with trauma. Helps to motivate you toward healing.

The Body Keeps The Score-Brain, Mind and Body of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD.
Addresses the physical characteristics of PTSD and the effect both trauma and healing have on our brain and bodies.