Recovering from Sexual Abuse. There are over 90,000 reported cases of child sexual abuse per year in the US. In the last ten years there has been an average of 70 child abuse allegations in American churches every week. Many who sit in our pews have suffered greatly as a result. It is critical that pastors and counselors understand the impact of sexual abuse on a life and know how to respond redemptively to those who are suffering.
This lecture is from the 2009 CCEF National Conference, “Sex Matters.” Complete audio of this conference is available here.
Dr. Diane Langberg is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors. She is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy.