Finally! A male survivor speaks out about male childhood sexual abuse. Randy offers survivors, both male and female, and their families answers to their questions of why they act out the way they do, and strategies to start living with greater purpose and happiness. Unlike books based on academic theories and abstract philosophies, Randy Boyd talks candidly about what it takes for men to heal from the pain of childhood sexual abuse. Randy tells his story in a way that the lay-person can absolutely relate to. He talks candidly about the effects of male sexual abuse such as low self-esteem, low self-worth, self-doubt, sexual problems, un-forgiveness, anger and rage. He talks about the direct correlation between sexual abuse and drug and alcohol addiction, as well as his drive to be successful in life at all cost as a way of proofing his worth as a man. With contributions from Jerry Moe, Dan Griffin, Dr. Allen Berger, John Lee and Dr. Mic Hunter, Healing the Man Within is a well balanced book between an autobiography and a self-help book
All too often when one is confronted about their less than desirable behavior, they will answer with, “well that’s just the way I am and if you don’t like it to bad.” The truth of the matter is, that was a reaction that they most likely learned and one that was handed down from generation to generation. The reality is, this is great news. You see if we’ve learned less than becoming attitudes from our parents and peers, this means we can unlearn them and learn new perspectives, which will create or generate new behaviors. As in his first book Healing The Man Within, Randy uses his own experiences as well as lessons learned from the many men, women, and couples he has worked with over the past ten plus years to guide you on a thirty day journey to wholeness. Change is possible; one just has to be open-minded, willing and ready.