Winner of a third-place award in the healing and self-help category from the Catholic Media Association.We all have sexual wounds--some caused by over-sexualized culture, some by our personal choices, and some through the actions of others. Have you struggled with wounds from sexual abuse and molestation, pornography use, infidelity, divorce, sexual identity confusion, genophobia, or unwanted sexual compulsions?
In Be Restored, bestselling and award-winning author Bob Schuchts of the John Paul II Healing Center offers you concrete steps for healing and wholeness, relying on a combination of clinical expertise, Catholic theology, and personal experience as a survivor to guide you.
An essential guide to healing sexual wounds, Be Restored speaks to our deepest longing for sexual wholeness. It reveals the way to be freed from debilitating shame, sexual compulsions and sin, identity confusion, and wounds in psychosexual development. You will discover the reasons behind your emotional pain and how it's connected to your sexual wounds--whether those wounds come from acute moments of sexual trauma in the past or from the more subtle trauma of living in our sex-saturated world.
Speaking from his own experience of sexual woundedness and his professional background as a marriage and family therapist, Schuchts--the bestselling author of Be Healed--is sensitive to the shame of sexual wounds. In Be Restored, he compassionately guides readers through a comprehensive understanding of potential areas of sexual wounds and shame. He then lays out a practical roadmap for restoring sexual wholeness.
Each chapter in Be Restored contains "Take a Moment" reflections and personal activities that include prayer and scripture-based exercises, emotional mapping, and thought-provoking reflection questions.
Four appendices offer specific instructions and prayers for restoring sexual wholeness.
About the Author
Bob Schuchts is the bestselling author of Be Healed, Be Transformed, and Be Devoted. He is the founder of the John Paul II Healing Center in Tallahassee, Florida, and cohost of the Restore the Glory podcast with Jake Khym.After receiving his doctorate in family relations from Florida State University in 1981, Schuchts became a teacher and counselor. While in private practice, he also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Florida State and Tallahassee Community College. Schuchts later served on faculty at the Theology of the Body Institute and at the Center for Biblical Studies--where he taught courses on healing, sexuality, and marriage--and was a guest instructor for the Augustine Institute. He volunteered in parish ministry for more than thirty years.He retired as a marriage and family therapist in December 2014.Schuchts has two daughters and eight grandchildren. His wife, Margie, died in 2017. Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, is a Catholic speaker, podcaster, and the author of Loved as I Am. Very Rev. Mark Toups, V.G., is vicar general of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and pastor of Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Grand Isle, Louisiana.