We want you to know that you are not alone and there is hope for healing from sexual abuse. While there are no quick fixes, we know there are certain essential steps you can take in your journey that will make all the difference in going from surviving your past to thriving in the life we were created to live. 


Next Steps...


 

Connect with a Mentor

Join a JTH Support Group

Attend Hope Restored

 

The Journey to Heal


 
 

Our programs are based on the steps of recovery covered in the book, Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Crystal Sutherland. This book is infused with Biblical truth and practical wisdom, written by a survivor who has traveled the painful road of recovery and understands the peaks, valleys, pits, and potholes involved. This book covers essentials steps for every survivor of abuse, whether sexual or otherwise. 

The essential steps involve:

  • acknowledging your need to heal

  • facing the truth of your story

  • overcoming feelings of shame

  • sharing your story in safe places

  • resolving feelings of anger

  • reaching a place of forgiveness

  • discovering your true identity

  • building your life on Jesus Christ

 
 

Other helpful resources...


 
 
 

Online resources we recommend...


 

Darkness to Light

 www.d2l.org

National Center for PTSD

www.ptsd.va.gov

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

www.rainn.org

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

 www.naasca.org

National Institute of Mental Health

www.nimh.nih.gov

The Restoring Heart Podcast

www.restoringheart.com