FROM THE HEART OF THIS COUNSELOR/BIBLE TEACHER:
The church must become equipped with how to help people who have been sexual abuse victims!
I’ve been counseling sexual abuse victims for 26 years. The majority of the victims who seek counseling are adults who were abused in their childhood.
Many church leaders tell the victim to ‘give it to God in prayer, more fasting, etc.’ This pours additional guilt on their already aching heart!
Every 98 seconds there is another sexual assault victim in America! Every 8 minutes, that victim is a child (www.rainn.org stats)! Do not put the guilt on the victim – put the guilt on the perpetrator!
The majority of sexual assaults are from family members or friends. Porn addiction has increased sexual abuse and assaults.
The devil delights in whipping the victim with emotional guilt that contains his lies. He tells them they are worthless, helpless, hopeless, unlovable, unworthy, etc.!
Salvation removes sin, but it does not remove experiences or painful emotions. The mind/heart is transformed by renewing the mind with God’s truth!
The sexual abuse victim must not define self by what happened in their past. Healing comes from God’s Word understanding who they are in Christ Jesus!
This is what I do in godly counseling by phone nationwide (636) 448-0121. Go to www.carolclemans.org and read ‘counseling info/teaching’ page. Watch my 100 + teaching videos on Carol Clemans YouTube channel. Mins. ref: Pastor Daniel Batchelor, Dupo, IL.
Hope & healing comes through God’s Word!!