Help! My Parents Abused Me When I Was a Kid

Author: Joshua Zeichik
Booklet, 64 pages
ISBN 9781633421523

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About the book

A mini-book that helps adults to relate to their previously abusive parent(s).

Christians who experienced abuse from their parents when they were children yet want to obey God’s call to honor their parents face a dilemma. How can they show forgiveness and attempt reconciliation, while at the same time deal with their instinctive responses and protect themselves from further abuse? Joshua Zeichik uses biblical examples to explore right and wrong responses to abuse, before suggesting practical steps that honor God and lead towards freedom, peace, and joy.

Intended readership:

  • People in their teens, early and mature adulthood
  • People who have experienced childhood abuse
  • Counselors
  • Pastors and church ministry teams
  • Small-group leaders


  • Introduction
  • 1. Understanding What You’ve Been Through
  • 2 Extreme Responses
  • 3 A New Perspective
  • 4 Becoming a Godly Victim
  • Conclusion
  • Personal Application Projects
  • Where Can I Get Further Help?

About the author

Joshua Zeichik, BA and MA in biblical counseling from The Master’s University, has been in youth ministry, church planting, and counseling in the local church since 2008. He is an ACBC certified counselor and currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife, Harmony, and their two children.


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