Violence against women is a growing concern, both in America and around the world. We want to help, but the problem can seem too big, too complex, too overwhelming, or too far away to tackle. Christ calls us to help the helpless, but what can we do to prevent violence and offer hope and help to women who have been abused?
Based on her many years of experience working with victims as a psychologist, Diane Langberg offers a window into what it looks like to walk with someone who has experienced trauma and abuse. Leaning heavily into Christ as the one who fully understands and redeems suffering, she will open your eyes to see both the horror of such an experience and the splendor of the gospel as it creates beauty from ashes.
Diane Langberg, PhD, is a world-recognized authority on sex-trafficking and violence against women, setting up training programs to assist Rwandans and many others around the world in working with victims of trauma. She also directs her own Christian counseling practice, employing about fifteen other counselors and was cofounder of The Place of Refuge, an inner-city nonprofit in Philadelphia that works with the traumatized. Among Dr. Langberg’s books are Counsel for Pastors’ Wives (1988), On the Threshold of Hope (1999), and Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2003). Learn more about Dr. Langberg at DianeLangberg.com.
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