Laura Davis has been writing books that have changed people’s lives since 1988. Her first book, The Courage to Heal, provided a lifeline for millions who had been sexually abused. Her parenting book, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, gave parents of young children a vote of confidence and the skills to create the families they wanted to have. And with I Thought We’d Never Speak Again, Laura offers guidance and inspiration to those struggling with estranged relationships.
Laura’s books have been published in 11 languages and sold more than 1.8 million copies.
All of us carry the painful burden of relationships that have been sundered by betrayal, distrust, anger, and misunderstanding. In her groundbreaking new book, I Thought We’d Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation , Laura Davis examines what tears people apart, what keeps them estranged from each other, and lays out the steps by which they can mend broken relationships and find wholeness.
Laura wrote this book as she was struggling to heal her estrangement with her own mother. Here’s what her mom has to say about the book.
Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, Laura Davis and Janis Keyser address the many dilemmas and joys that the parents of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the lives of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and most of all, to have fun with their children.
First published in 1988, this million-copy bestseller is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and encouragement to anyone who was sexually abused as a child. The Courage to Heal takes readers step-by-step through the healing process with clarity, compassion, and a deep respect for each survivor’s journey. If you are suffering from the long-term effects of child sexual abuse, you don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. There is a way out and The Courage to Heal can show you what it is. This classic book will change your life and convince you that healing is possible—even for you.
This groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal is an innovative, inspiring, and in-depth workbook that speaks to anyone healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. With its combination of checklists, open-ended questions, writing exercises, art projects, and activities, The Courage to Heal Workbook takes survivors step-by-step through the key aspects of the healing process. While written specifically for survivors of sexual abuse, this wise guide can be useful to anyone suffering from the effects of other kinds of trauma.
As the problem of child sexual abuse has come out of the closet, there is one group that has been consistently overlooked: the partner of survivors—girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers. Allies in Healing speaks directly to the confusion, bewilderment, anger, and frustration of these partners. Based on in-depth interviews, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners trying to support the steps in their loved one’s path to recovery, as well as tend to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity.
This gentle introduction to the healing process was designed for people who aren’t ready to tackle the 600 pages of The Courage to Heal. This small, friendly book is perfect for teenagers, people in crisis, or anyone who wants to wet their feet on the topic of healing from child sexual abuse.