All suffering is loss, but God leaves nothing unused in His plans. We help women see His redemptive thread throughout their circumstances and then look for opportunities to join with God in His transforming work.

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Season 1 Episode 6

Dr. Nate Brooks gives us insight into Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse. Nate realistically addresses aspects of this behavior and the suffering it brings. There's so much here!

Dr. Brooks website www.couragechristiancounseling.com. Links to Nate’s books Help! Our Sex Life Is Troubled By Past Abuse with Anna Mondal and Identifying Heart Transformation are included in the show notes, and can also be found on Amazon.

An additional link to access Nate’s and Ann Maree’s Biblical Counseling Coalition 2-part series on whole person care, Emotional Abuse Is the Abuse of the Person and Emotional Abuse Harms the Body Too. You can also find additional articles on this website, including Nate’s The Story of David and Whom?

Nate will be training and counseling at his new home church in Youngsville, North Carolina beginning this summer when he starts his new position at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as the Associate Professor of Counseling. More information can be found on the church website in the show notes. Nate’s wife Kate serves with Esther Smith, author of A Still and Quiet Mind  as a support group leader at Esther’s practice, Christian Trauma Counseling.

Season 1 Episode 5

Tamra looks at God’s redemptive thread throughout her circumstances. She certainly didn’t see God’s plans while she was living through the abuse. But today we can look back—perhaps even re-frame her story in His Story—and see how she learned more about God’s care for the oppressed through her difficult experience.

For anyone concerned about Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse and looking for more information, go to the Clergy Sexual Misconduct website. For those who believe they may be directly impacted by ACSA, or even those who may be indirectly affected, this website will bring clarity to this type of abuse and help for finding freedom and healing.

Further information regarding Dr. Brooks can be found on his website, Courage Christian Counseling. The link for his “Help” mini book co-authored with Anna Mondal can be accessed here. Dr. Brooks has written several articles relevant to our topic which can be found here, here, and here.

Season 1 Episode 4

For anyone concerned about Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse and looking for more information, go to the Clergy Sexual Misconduct website. For those who believe they may be directly impacted by ACSA, or even those who may be indirectly affected, this website will bring clarity to this type of abuse and help for finding freedom and healing.

The link for Dr. David Pooler and clergy sexual abuse research at the Diana Garland School of Social work (at Baylor) can be found here. The following states have laws against adult clergy sexual abuse;

Arkansas

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Iowa

Kansas

Maine

Minnesota

Mississippi

New Mexico

North Dakota

Texas

Utah

Wisconsin

Season 1 Episode 3

In a previous podcast, Tamra (an advocate and abuse survivor) shared her story of adult clergy sexual abuse. Of course, when Tamra was living in it, she didn’t have such a clear definition. So, today Ann Maree will talk about what Tamra learned about herself and her circumstances and about some of the difficulties for people as they seek to understand adult clergy sexual abuse.

For anyone concerned about Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse and looking for more information, go to the Clergy Sexual Misconduct website. For those who believe they may be directly impacted by ACSA, or even those who may be indirectly affected, this website will bring clarity to this type of abuse and help for finding freedom and healing.

The link for Dr. David Pooler and clergy sexual abuse research at the Diana Garland School of Social work (at Baylor) can be found here.  The following states have laws against adult clergy sexual abuse;

Arkansas

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Iowa

Kansas

Maine

Minnesota

Mississippi

New Mexico

North Dakota

Texas

Utah

Wisconsin

Season 1 Episode 2

Clergy Sexual Misconduct . Dr Evan’s  here.  Her book. Article online.
Joshua Pease, The Sin of Silence; Christa Brown, This Little Light; Diane Langberg, Redeeming Power and Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Wade Mullen, Something’s Not Right; Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery.

States with laws against ACSA; Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin

Season 1 Episode 1

Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse includes any sexualized behavior by a spiritual leader toward someone under his or her spiritual care. The Church has been faced with this harsh reality, and the call is for us, as Christ’s body to respond like him.

Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse includes any sexualized behavior by a spiritual leader toward someone under his or her spiritual care. The Church has been faced with this harsh reality, and the call is for us, as Christ’s body to respond like him.

Clergy Sexual Misconduct website.  About Dr. Heather Evan’s  here.  Her book here. Her article on the #churchtoomovement: is available online.

The Voices of Survivors Project website. Christa Brown, This Little LightDiane Langberg, Redeeming Power and Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Wade Mullen, Something’s Not Right; Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery.

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