Self-Protection: A Response to Abuse

Self-Protection: A Response to Abuse

Several times, I had led a book study through The Wounded Heart by Dan Allender.  This book was written for those who have experienced sexual abuse. It has been used as the text for WGA’s Survivors of Abuse (SOA) for many years.  Each time I read it, something new...
The Fullness of God’s Design (Including Sexuality)

The Fullness of God’s Design (Including Sexuality)

I’m a woman in my mid-twenties, have never had sex, and am currently not in a romantic relationship. I’m not going to have sex for the foreseeable future. I believe and hold fast to conservative theology surrounding sex and marriage. I specifically mean that I believe...
Judging  Blasey-Ford and Kavanaugh

Judging  Blasey-Ford and Kavanaugh

Watching the final Kavanaugh hearing was a miserable, wretched experience.  Laid up with a broken foot with too much time on my hands, and motivated by a fascination I couldn’t ignore, like not being able to turn your eyes away from a tragic accident, I ended up...
The Cycle of Addiction: Despair

The Cycle of Addiction: Despair

In my last few blogs, I introduced the sexual addiction cycle from Patrick Carnes, as shared in his book Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. The first part of the addiction cycle is called preoccupation. I shared some helpful things to consider when...