One source I found states that one in five women experience sexual assault or unwelcomed sexual attention. Trauma from sexual abuse is ugly and can interfere with a healthy and thriving sexual relationship in marriage.
Today my guest is Dr. Wyatt Fisher, a marriage therapist that specializes in helping individuals overcome, heal from, and thrive after a history of sexual abuse. His own wife was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and discusses how that impacted their marriage. He shares how his approach towards her trauma in the beginning was actually making things worse (oops!), and what steps they both took to heal from it.
Although sexual abuse isn’t part of my or my wife’s history, there are many things I found valuable in this episode. For instance, I love the story Dr. Wyatt shares about how he became more compassionate about his wife’s situation. I also learned that although trauma from sexual abuse is very serious, healing from abuse is also seriously cool and possible.