Tony's special guest for this episode - and the next - is a prominent therapist, author, professor, and speaker who focuses on sexual abuse and trauma recovery... among many other important issues... Dr. Dan Allender.
Dr. Allender is one of the founders and former President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in Seattle, Washington... and has authored numerous books including...
* The Wounded Heart
* Bold Love
* The Cry of The Soul
* God Loves Sex
Tony... and his wife Sheri... were both introduced to Dr. Allender's books and conferences when the disaster of their marriage led them to begin their counseling process. Dr. Allender's resources contributed to their healing journey in a significant way. Although Tony and Sheri had both been sexually abused during adolescence... neither of them understood that they had been sexually abused... or how their sexual abuse had damaged their hearts and lives... and was still damaging their ability to be sexually healthy together as a married couple. Understanding their sexual abuse... and dealing with the corresponding issues became a significant stepping stone in Tony and Sheri's healing journey.
It's a sad reality that many people... both men and women... have experienced sexual abuse at some point in their life.
Dr. Allender helps us understand what sexual abuse is... how sexual abuse profoundly harms our soul... and how to find the hope and healing that only God can offer our lives.