The award-winning Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath, and Other Domestic Abusers (Redemption Press 2020) is a groundbreaking comprehensive handbook that contains everything a woman needs to know about how to recognize abuse, break free, and thrive. This definitive guide identifies abuse and abusers’ tactics, describes the actions a victim must take to leave safely, and guides victims through the steps to find hope, healing, and a victorious life of peace and wholeness as the women they were designed to be.
Domestic abuse is the most prevalent and yet the most silenced and misunderstood pandemic of our time. One third of women at some point in their lives will experience rape, stalking, or serious physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner, and nearly half will experience emotional and verbal abuse and coercive control. Yet churches are largely silent on the subject, and clergy often do not know what to do—or worse, support the abuser rather than the victim
Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath, and Other Domestic Abusers is an all-encompassing 576-page handbook designed to help women master the essential “3 Rs” of abuse: recognize abuse, remove themselves from the abusive relationship, and recover from the damage it causes to her mental, physical, financial, and spiritual well-being. The book also serves as a guide to educate and equip counselors, clergy, and congregation leaders in biblical best practices to address domestic abuse, support the victim, and hold abusers accountable. It further serves as an essential resource for every family law attorney, judge, and guardian ad litem.
It delves into the high correlation between narcissistic and antisocial personality disorders and abuse. It provides detailed tips for the legal, financial, emotional support, and safety plans a woman needs to escape. It guides women and their children through healing. For women of faith, the handbook digs deep into Scripture to bring spiritual healing for victims, and it provides biblical best practices for clergy on how to support victims while holding abusers accountable. With a approach, it educates, equips, and brings hope and healing to women escaping abuse, so they can live a victorious life of peace and wholeness.
Charlene Quint weaves together her experience, legal knowledge, counseling expertise, research, Scriptures, and stories of survivors to lead women out of abuse into freedom, provide hope and healing, and guide them to discover the amazing, fearless women that God designed them to be. A family law attorney who focuses her practice on helping women overcome domestic abuse, Quint is also a domestic abuse survivor herself and a Certified Domestic Violence Professional. She facilitates a number of support groups and Bible studies, speaks as an advocate, and conducts training and workshops for church leaders through AbuseCare.org, a faith-based organization that she founded to provide hope and healing to victims of abuse.
“When I was going through my journey, like all women going through abuse and hoping to break free, I wanted a comprehensive book to tell me everything I needed to know about abuse and abusers, how to get out safely, how to heal and restart my life, and how to live fearlessly and victoriously, the way God desires for us, after abuse,” Quint says. “There was none. This is that book.”
The book is a must-read for survivors of abuse as well as counselors, clergy, congregation leaders, lawyers, judges, guardians ad litem, medical professionals, and other professionals dedicated to helping others.
“Unlike many Christian and marriage books,” Quint says, “this book calls domestic abuse what it is—evil. It doesn’t try to keep a woman with someone who is wicked, and it digs deep into the Scriptures to see what God really says about divorce from an abuser and fleeing from evil. Regular marriage books and marriage counseling simply don’t apply in cases of abuse.”
If you, gentle reader, are in abuse or your safety is compromised, this book has a unique flip-side decoy cover designed to deflect attention from the subject matter of this book. Simply take the book jacket and turn to the reverse pink side with Inspiration for Women on the decoy cover so that the jacket is inside out.