Restoring the Soul with Michael John Cusick

Episode 57 - Dan Allender Part I, “Healing Sexual Brokenness”

February 28, 2018 Michael John Cusick Episode 37
Restoring the Soul with Michael John Cusick
Episode 57 - Dan Allender Part I, “Healing Sexual Brokenness”
Show Notes


In this heartfelt and thought provoking conversation, Michael speaks with Dan Allender about topics such as: 
  • Why every one of us is sexually broken whether or not we have experienced sexual abuse or specific sexual harm.
  • The major differences between man and woman, male and female as we are made in God’s image. 
  • Why women just may be more like God than men—and how this leads to the misogyny and violation of women driving the “#metoo” movement. 
  • The category of lust as “desire gone mad” and why it’s crucial to understand lust in terms of both relief and revenge.
  • Why every man must come to terms with “the first woman in his life” which Dan describes as our mother.

Dr. Dan Allender has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy over the past 30 years. Central to Dr. Allender’s theory and approach are the categories of Faith, Hope and Love, and their converses betrayal, ambivalence, and powerlessness. Through identifying and engaging these categories in one’s personal narrative, healing and transformation can occur by bridging the story of the gospel and the stories of trauma and abuse that mark so many.

Dan continues to serve as Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School. He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, intimacy and marriage, worship, and other related topics. Dan is the author of The Wounded HeartThe Healing PathTo Be Told, and God Loves Sex, and he has co-authored several books with Dr. Tremper Longman, including Intimate AlliesThe Cry of the SoulBold Love, and Bold Purpose.