Core Issues

Regardless of the kind of abuse the central damage to an abused person takes predicable forms. The core issues almost always begin with the creation of a distorted image of the self. This distorted self image is reflected in a distorted image of God and in distorted images of others. One way of thinking about recovery is that it is the process of undistorting these distortions.

Recovery from Distorted Images of Self

There is an audio seminar by Juanita Ryan on this topic. You can also read:

Seeing Ourselves More Clearly by Juanita Ryan

The Good Self: Some Theological Perspectives by Ray Anderson

[PDF] Recovery from Distorted Images of Self A set of Bible studies by Dale and Juanita Ryan on this topic.

Recovery from Distorted Images of God

Seeing God In New Ways: Recovery from Distorted Images of God by Juanita R. Ryan

[PDF] Recovery from Distorted Images of God A set of Bible studies by Dale and Juanita Ryan on this topic.

Recovery from Distorted Images of Others

Two articles by Juanita Ryan on this topic:

Seeing Others More Clearly: Barriers to Intimacy

Seeing Others More Clearly: Moving toward Intimacy