Hope and Healing for the Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Marriage



We live in a “me-centered” culture, where many individuals selfishly extend beyond healthy boundaries to assert perceived “rights,” overpowering others in the process. This epidemic of selfishness, entitlement, and emotional immaturity fuels narcissism and marital sexual abuse, traumatizing many and eroding the delicate fabric of marriage. Hope and Healing for the Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Marriage explores not only the culture of narcissism, but also individual character pathology, its impact on marriage, and strategies clinicians can employ to assist individuals and couples as they navigate their way to relational health.

Learning Objectives
Participants will: 

  1. Understand and identify traits of narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), as well as Narcissistic Victim Syndrome 
  2. Analyze myths being promoted regarding NPD 
  3. Identify best practices for treating those with NPD, narcissistic traits, as well as victims of narcissistic abuse 
  4. Assess the causes of NPD, as well as the impact of NPD/NPD traits on a relationship 
  5. Demonstrate how to effectively counsel the narcissistic victim, as well as the narcissist 
  6. Identify the criteria for determining Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and differentiate NPD from narcissistic traits 


David Hawkins, Ph.D., and Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A.

Course Lessons

HHEA 101: The Man and the Mirror: Truths and Myths About Narcissism and Emotional Abuse
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 56 minutes 15 seconds

HHEA 102: Breaking the Abusive Cycle
Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A. Runtime: 43 minutes 49 seconds

HHEA 103: Strategies for Alternate Expressions of Anger
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 54 minutes 30 seconds

HHEA 104: Is Healing and Recovery Possible—and How Will I Know? Hallmarks of True Recovery
Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A. Runtime: 54 minutes 13 seconds

HHEA 105: Myths About Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 47 minutes 23 seconds

HHEA 106: Bringing An End to Abuse: The Power of Intervention & Boundaries
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 50 minutes 9 seconds

HHEA 107: Secondary Abuse and the Church
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 51 minutes 25 seconds

HHEA 108: What She Wants Him to Know / What He Wants Her to Know
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 48 minutes 41 seconds

HHEA 109: Healing from Trauma
Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A. Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes 19 seconds

HHEA 110: In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Impact of Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 52 minutes 23 seconds

HHEA 111: A Healing Program for Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Men
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 50 minutes 39 seconds

HHEA 112: Narcissism and Emotional Abuse: A Comprehensive Approach to Healing
David Hawkins, Ph.D. Runtime: 52 minutes 34 seconds

Continuing Education

12.0 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: