I’m excited to announce the launch of three new support groups. These groups are not only for victims and survivors of physical abuse, but also psychological abuse and neglect, as well as for spouses, family members, pastors, and counsellors who want to support victims and survivors better.
Since publishing Not Forsaken, I’ve received many emails from survivors of abuse, betrayal, assault, and divorce, asking for prayer and advice. One of the most common requests is for more in-depth help on how to overcome the sexual anxiety and shame that now tarnishes or inhibits marital intimacy. While I could probably write a whole book on this topic, I pray this article, published today on The Gospel Coalition, encourages you or someone you know:
I’m recovering from abuse, and while I’ve made a lot of progress, shame still permeates my life. How do I break free? How do I trust that God loves me?
For probably a year I’ve been planning and hoping to start a podcast. Limited time and tech knowledge delayed me, but I’ve finally managed to figure it out (thank you James and Alex!). It should appear on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and more within the next two days (so, on or by August 18). CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE A …
I used to look at my stretch-marks and c-section incision and see a wrecked and worn body. Yet because I know that Christ too bears scars, even in Heaven, I can look at my own as a beautiful manifestation of his self-sacrificial love in me.