Speaking of the Unspeakable
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?