A critical resource for anyone who wants to help women with the pressures, frustrations, and trauma they face
Women today often have sources of tremendous pain in their lives such as infertility, divorce, domestic violence, eating disorders, and more. Yet, most leaders are not prepared to help women who have real pain from such traumatizing issues. If you want to be better equipped to help women in pain, this book was written for you.
Designed to give leaders and care givers greater understanding and insights, Shepherding Women in Pain is a compilation from contributors who have expertise and experience on the given issue. Learn about domestic violence from expert Stacey Womack, founder and executive director of Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services; or learn how to help women who struggle with eating disorders from Kimberley Davidson, founder of Olive Branch Outreach.
The reader will be provided concise, practical, and grace-infused information designed to help women deal constructively with the trauma of their life experiences. This book will serve as a key resource--to read and re-read often--for those who serve women in pain. A remarkable blend of expertise and empathy, Shepherding Women in Pain is a perfect resource for pastors, church staff, and women's ministry leaders alike who want to help women in pain experience Jesus, joy, and wholeness again.
Praise for Shepherding Women in Pain
Shepherding Women in Pain fills a real void in the Christian Pastoral and Counseling library. Dr. Hislop helps caregivers to see more clearly the unique ways in which women have been sinned against and the wounds they carry. Additionally, she provides us with helpful information and strategies to bring healing and wholeness in the lives of women. I highly recommend this book.
—RONALD E. HAWKINS, D.Min., Ed.D.
Member of the Executive Board for the American Association of Christian Counselors
Vice Provost for Online and Graduate Programs at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
Shepherding Women in Pain is a book every Christian leader needs! Dr. Bev Hislop has thoroughly addressed all of the major issues we encounter in the process of providing ministry to women. With true stories, outstanding input from professionals, unprecedented how-tos and practical suggestions, this book will help you to confidently identify tough issues and provide grace, resources, personal involvement, and action steps that are needed. This is the most thorough, up-to-date ministry tool I've read in years.
Speaker and author of When I Lay My Isaac Down and A New Kind of Normal
This is an amazing resource, not just for professional shepherds but for ordinary women who are committed to living out Christ's call to walk alongside those who are hurting. It gives her the tools needed to be a conduit of God's hope and love.
—ROSEMARY FLAATEN, MA in Counseling
Speaker and author of A Woman and Her Relationships
Bev Hislop has written a wonderfully, practical go-to book that should be within an arm's reach of everyone who cares about women.
Founder, HIV/AIDS Initiative
Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California
Shepherding Women in Pain is long overdue. For years I have needed such an insightful resource—addressing biblically and sensitively a broad scope of gender-specific issues of half our world's population. Bev Hislop is certainly correct: men and women do process pain differently. This book explains how they differ, and it will help to maximize the ministry of anyone with a heart for people helping.
—WILLIAM J. MCRAE
President Emeritus, Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto, Canada
Author of Preparing for Your Marriage, The Dynamics of Spiritual Gifts, and Birth of the Bible
The information this wonderful book contains is invaluable. Bev Hislop has gathered together experts on a wide variety of issues who give needed information and insights into both effective and ineffective ways to respond to and care for hurting women. It is a book to better equip caregivers to offer God's love and hope to women in pain.
—JOYE BAKER, D.Min., Adjunct Professor
Doctor of Ministry Cohort Lead Professor and Mentor
Women's Adviser of Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary
Finally . . . a book to help those of us in the trenches of ministering to hurting women! I am grateful to the Lord that He has used Dr. Hislop to bring a critical understanding of how to shepherd the millions of women who are dealing with life's most terrible circumstances. This will become the how-to for ministry leaders for decades to come!
Founder and host of the nationally syndicated Today's Black Woman Radio Show
Host of The Jennifer Keitt Show on Kiss 104FM in Atlanta, GA