When a Woman You Love Was Abused

A Husband's Guide to Helping Her Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation

Christian - Biblical Counseling
208 Pages
Reviewed on 09/06/2012
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Author Biography

Dawn Scott Jones is an author who has written her first book, “When A Woman You Love Was Abused.” Published by Kregel 2012, working closely with New York bestselling author Cecil Murphey, 90 Minutes in Heaven and When A Man You Love Was Abused. Together Dawn and Cecil presented 2 conferences entitled, “When Someone You Love was Abused,” help for those suffering from childhood traumas. Dawn also writes a blog for women who have experienced the pain of abuse, Women Shattering the Silence http://womenshatteringthesilence.blogspot.com/.
Some of Dawn’s other published works include, “The Grandmother’s Bible,” Zondervan Publishers, “Hope in the Mourning Bible,” Zondervan Publishers, 2013, Charisma Magazine, Spirit-led Women’s PowerUP, Columnist for Beyond Words Magazine, Contributor to Alison Bottke’s book “Boundaries for Adult Children.”
As a popular Keynote and Conference Speaker, Dawn Scott Jones is an engaging and dynamic communicator who uses humor, heartfelt honesty, and solid biblical teaching to connect with her audience. Many say after hearing Dawn speak that they were “deeply encouraged, motivated, and challenged to action.”
Dawn's other ministries include being a Pastor, Radio Talk Show Host, Singer, and Leadership Trainer.

Dawn and her husband Paul Damon reside in Rockford, MI.
All in all, Dawn's desire is to glorify God in all that she does, and to share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
For more about Dawn, please visit her web-site at www.dawnjones.org

    Book Review

Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

In "When a Woman You Love Was Abused" Dawn Jones has written a thought-provoking and up-front book of what it is like to be an abused child and what emotional problems may be faced by those trying to love the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. There is a clear and concise section related to the various forms of sexual abuse and then the emotional sequella of abuse is considered. The fact that sexually abused children grow up with a sense of shame and fear is an important factor in why they generally develop distorted self-images that will bring problem after problem in adulthood. One of the important sections in the book is that of trying to understand the importance of bringing abuse into the memory of the survivor so that it can be dealt with openly and in a healing environment. As the author points out, it is only in the telling that the healing can realistically occur.

Ms. Jones uses her own personal abuse story to illustrate the many facets of abuse to the child and to the adult survivor. She vividly describes the cost to an intimate relationship should the abuse story remains hidden. One of the most helpful sections must surely be that of advice to husbands and/or loved ones. The "helpers" also need counsel and guidance as their self-images are bound to be tarnished because of the actions of the abused partner. This is a highly readable book for anyone who has survived and it is equally insightful for those choosing to help.