Speaking of the Unspeakable

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I am on break from my sex therapy class right now. We are talking about childhood sexual abuse and it struck me. This is not a topic that we have really talked much about in our churches. Why is that? Why is it that we have been so afraid to address this horrible sin and to confront it in a setting where people ought to feel that they can have the most love and support? Why have we been so afraid to help those who couldn’t speak for themselves and resist those who have been more powerful? How can we make the church into a place where instead of perpetuating the abuser-victim’s “No-Talk Rule” that we learn to speak about the unspeakable?


About joshkellar

I'm married to an incredible woman of God and have two daughters that love to laugh and delight in the Lord. My goal in life is to bring others into closer relationship with God by engaging them in His story as we journey together in a faith-filled community. The basis for every decision I make in life comes back to my calling to share the love of God with those around me. My hope is that at every opportunity I will encourage others into a greater lifelong journey of discipleship.

Posted on March 1, 2006, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. http://openhearts.gospelcom.net/Go here, do the training to impact churches of Christ on the issue of sexual abuse. Great training, great ministry.We’re doing it at our church. http://www.franklinchurch.org.I’m Ken Jones.This training would fit nicely with your training in family systems, therapy, etc …Appreciate your heart, nice blog.Ken

  2. This is so very true. It is hard to imagine that such an unspeakable and horrible sin could be taking place in the world, let alone our communities of faith – but the real truth of the matter is that it is.It is hard to think that we have stopped taking light into dark places in the world, but even harder to realize that there are dark places that still exist within our churches.Thanks for you thoughts and questions…Glad to know that you are doing well after your accident.

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