A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

In my late teens I joined a conservative Adventist ministry, where over the next decade I experienced—along with many blessings—spiritual, sexual, and psychological abuse. The directors of the ministry held very strict rules about dress, diet, and lifestyle—spoken and unspoken. For instance, the spoken rules required women to wear long dresses at a

#MeTooAndBeyond

#MeTooAndBeyond

Social activist Tarana Burke started the #MeToo movement in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse in society. October of 2017, actress Alyssa Milano posted "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," relaunching the movement and bringing forth a plethora of confessions, including m

How to Overcome Sexual Addiction

How to Overcome Sexual Addiction

I have to admit the topic of addiction distresses me. I think of the loved ones whose lives have been gutted by it. I look over the statistics and see a pandemic. I read neuroscientific literature and cringe at the brain impact. I think of God as He watches millions of his children compromise the crown of their existence, the cerebral cortex.

How to Find Healing From Sexual Abuse

How to Find Healing From Sexual Abuse

God created sexuality as an expression of love, to be experienced in lifelong, monogamous partnership between a man and a woman. Within God’s design, the fire of sexuality warms and enlivens us; but outside of that design, the same fire chars and sears. What brings life within boundaries brings death outside of boundaries. Sexuality is either princ