I first met Cecil “Cec” Murphey when I lived in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a friend of my pastor and came to speak several times at our church. Later, I reconnected with Cec at several of the annual Christian booksellers conventions. I have a deep respect for this man, awesome author, former pastor — a man with a gentle spirit. When I heard of his new book, When a Man You Love was Abused, I hated that Cec had to live through this to be able to tell his story, and yet, so glad that it’s Cec who is the one to bring a message of hope and healing and give practical guidance to men, their friends, and family members who want to help them in their journey.
BECAUSE HE HURTS, YOU HURT
For all women who know and love a survivor of sexual assault, best-selling author Cecil Murphey has penned an honest and forthright book about helping the man in your life survive–and thrive–despite past abuses.
One in every six males has experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before the age of sixteen. The myriad of last effects are as varied as the men themselves and can have a devastating impact on future relationships. Yet while so many deal with it, few are talking about it. Until now.
Writing with the empathy that only a true survivor can convey, New York Times best-selling author Cecil Murphey has written an honest and forthright book about surviving – and thriving – despite past abuses. Both informative and highly practical, When a Man You Love Was Abused will help you understand the continuing problems that survivors may encounter but are unable to express, including hurtful memories, issues of self-worth, and the need to feel in control. Whether the survivor is your brother, father, son, boyfriend, or husband, you will find strength and encouragement from this balanced mix of statistics, personal insight, and inspirational stories from other survivors.
A powerful, compassionate, and timely tool, When a Man You Love Was Abused offers the strength men need to confront the past – and the encouragement women need to help them recover and heal.
“I want men who have suffered silently to know that the site is a safe place where they can share experiences, ask questions, or just come for information,” Murphey says. “I understand the feelings of pain and isolation. I’ve been there myself.”
Cec Murphey is available to speak for recovery groups and for seminars.
To arrange an interview or to set up a speaking engagement, contact Twila Belk: firstname.lastname@example.org, 563-332-1622, or 563-340-6379 (cell).
If you are a pastor, counselor, or a loved one who knows or suspects there is a man in your life who has suffered sexual abuse, please purchase a copy of this book for your resources in helping them heal.
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