sexual abuse is increasingly in the news, from scandals in the Catholic
Church to exploitations at Penn State. Yet books and programs about
healing are still overwhelmingly oriented toward the female survivor of
abuse. As men who experienced childhood abuse, the authors of this book
are uniquely qualified to address the healing process of male survivors.
the metaphor of a car accident, Naming Our Abuse leads the survivor
from the Wreck to the Accident Report to Rehabilitation to Driving
Again. This four--step model illustrates that healing is a process to be
nurtured rather than something that can be healed in a single telling.
Following the authors' examples, readers are invited to find solidarity
with other male survivors and develop an understanding of their own
wounding through journaling exercises.