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Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

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

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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

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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

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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: , ,

What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault?

Far from being a peripheral issue in the Bible, sexual assault is clearly depicted as a sin against the victim and God, mentioned frequently throughout the Bible, referred to as a symbol of how badly sin has corrupted God’s good creation, and understood as a severe distortion of God’s plan for sex. Continue reading

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

From Benevolence to Small Groups

This post may be unique in that it is an “in process” document rather than a completed one. At the Summit Church we are currently trying to discern the most effective ways (intentionally plural) to connect our benevolence ministry with our small groups. We want to care for the people to whom we provide financial aid or service through the community life of our church. Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Unthinkable Sexual Abuse

I recently learned that a missionary whom I have known and trusted for twenty years has, for his entire adult life, been a sexual predator. He was respected, even revered, both by churches in the US and by thousands of people in the field. He used his position of power, influence, and trust to take advantage of women sexually. My wife and I recently returned from an emergency trip to Asia where we sought to minister to those who have been devastated by this man’s sin, including women who were victims and churches who had looked to this man as an example. While we have read of such situations, we never imagined that we would be in the middle of one. As we have gone through these deep waters we have been reminded of many truths which need to be reinforced. Continue reading

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

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