In part two of this conversation we dig into meaningful questions like:
Why does Christianity tend to believe that the body is bad, and how can we begin to believe that our bodies are good?
How has purity culture affected the way we see our bodies?
How can we stop comparing traumas?
How can we be good companions to survivors of trauma?
Can God understand the pain of survivors of sexual violence?
How can churches become more trauma-sensitive?
TW: This episode includes content about sexual violence and trauma that may be difficult for some listeners. Sometimes this material can be challenging even when we least expect it. If you notice anxiety or difficult thoughts arising please give yourself space to pause, breathe, or even walk away if needed. In our life journey we are all healing from something. As we dialogue about some of life’s most painful experiences please be mindful of what your body needs and know that you are loved.
Here are the resources we referenced in the episode!
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Christian Practical Wisdom: What it is, Why it Matters by Bonnie Miller-McLemore
Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan Allender
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