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Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Five To Live By, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Hope, Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Shame | Tags: , , , , , ,

When Your Counselee Confides Abuse

Every secular counselor is a mandated reporter of abuse, which means they must report it to the authorities. If this applies to secular counselors, how much more it applies to biblical counselors! We, who not only have the secular law that requires us to render aid and assistance to a person in danger, but also have the commands of Scripture that instruct us to submit ourselves to the governing authorities! Biblical counselors must report physical and sexual abuse of man, woman, elder, or child. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Legal Issues, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Violence/Physical Abuse | Tags: , , ,

Motivated by Love

You’re reading Part Five of a multi-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues. Men—you’d be wise to read these too—to learn more about a biblical understanding of women and about biblical women’s ministry. Today’s post is from Shannon Kay McCoy entitled Motivated by Love. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Love, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling Sexually Abused Women and Children

In this resource, Caroline Newheiser addresses the issue of Counseling Sexually Abused Women and Children. Sexual abuse is more and more prevalent in our society. Vulnerable children become women who have lived with a secret for years. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

Our Gospel Identity in Christ and Sexual Abuse “Triggers”

You’re reading Part 4 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Adam Embry addresses how mind renewal and our identity in Christ can help sexual abuse victims to address unwanted memories and “triggers” of past abuse. Continue reading

Topics: People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, Sexual Abuse, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Power of a Story

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.” Continue reading

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse—Hope and Restoration

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resources: A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse: Part—Hope and Restoration after Sexual Abuse by Brad Hambrick. Continue reading

Topics: Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Video | Tags: , , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse—Preparation

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of resources from A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse: Preparation by Brad Hambrick. Continue reading

Topics: Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , , , ,

Beauty for Ashes

The Bible has a rich, robust, relevant, and relational approach to helping people to find hope and healing in Christ after sexual abuse. To illustrate that richness, we’ll consider just a few ways that 2 Samuel 13 provides wisdom and healing for sexual abuse. Continue reading

Topics: People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Suffering, Theology | Tags: , ,

What Do You Say to a Woman Filled with Hate from Past Sexual Assault Or Abuse?

Suppose we had the opportunity to counsel a precious woman named Phyllis who had been wickedly abused by her father as a child and is now filled with hate toward him for the years of abuse she suffered at his hands. What are some things we might want to say to Phyllis? Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Bitterness, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Suffering, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

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