Dan Allender

Dr. Dan B. Allender has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy over the past 30 years.  Central to Dr. Allender’s approach are the categories of Faith, Hope and Love and their converse betrayal, ambivalence, and powerlessness.  Through engaging these categories and in learning to identify them in one’s personal story, healing and transformation can occur by bridging the story of the gospel and the stories of trauma and abuse that mark so many.

Having received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Allender went on to earn his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983-1989). From 1989-1997, Dan worked as professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University, Denver, Colorado. In 1997, Dan with a cadre of others founded The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in order to train therapists and pastors to more effectively serve in the context of the 21st century. Dan served as President of The Seattle School from 2002-2009.

Dan continues to serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School. He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love & forgiveness, worship, and other related topics. Dan is the author of The Wounded Heart and The Healing Path and has co-authored several books with Dr. Tremper Longman (Intimate AlliesThe Cry of the SoulBold Love and Bold Purpose).

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The Charge Toward Manhood

Knowing what to do and doing what you know are two different things. Rick Phillips, Dennis Rainey, Dan Allender, Tim Kimmel, and Robert Lewis each give a charge to see and pursue God’s best as a godly man.

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Conflict Is Necessary

A healthy relationship without conflict is a myth. From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic conversations about conflict and forgiveness.

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The Truth Shall Set You Free

Dan Allender tells sexual abuse victims to find hope in God, and reminds them that they are not alone. Restoration won’t begin, however, until they acknowledge they are broken.

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Pressing Into the Conversation

Dan Allender reminds believers that there is a thief who is out to kill, steal, and destroy, and he’s still alive and well. Dan tells parents the symptoms of sexual abuse in children.

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How Prevalent Is Sexual Abuse?

Dan Allender reminds listeners that in order for there to be healing from sexual abuse, the victim must acknowledge there’s been a wounding. Admitting the truth is the first step to freedom.

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The Apostles’ Food Fight

When things get tough do you blame or do you boast? According to Dr. Dan Allender, you probably do both. And so did Jesus’ disciples. Dan Allender explores what he calls “the Apostle’s food fight” from Luke 11.

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Catching the Little Foxes

Is something putting a damper on your sex life lately? Dan Allender takes us to the “little foxes” that can ruin the marital vineyard. Hear his suggestion for keeping your marriage vibrant.

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Desire and Holiness

God thinks highly of the sexual union. After all, He created it. Professor Dan Allender walks us through the Song of Solomon and shares some practical advice for contemporary husbands and wives.

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To Know and Be Known

God loves sex. Surprised? Well-known author and speaker, Dan Allender, reminds listeners that sex was designed by God to be a good and enjoyable part of marriage.

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Sexual Problems in Marriage, Part 2

Have those sparks in the bedroom dwindled to ashes?

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