Beauty for Ashes

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Biblical Counseling and Sexual Abuse - Beauty for Ashes

The Bible has a rich, robust, relevant, and relational approach to helping people to find hope and healing in Christ after sexual abuse. To illustrate that richness, we’ll consider just a few ways that 2 Samuel 13 provides wisdom and healing for sexual abuse. Continue reading

What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault?

Justin Holcomb

Biblical Counseling and Sexual Abuse - What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault

Far from being a peripheral issue in the Bible, sexual assault is clearly depicted as a sin against the victim and God, mentioned frequently throughout the Bible, referred to as a symbol of how badly sin has corrupted God’s good creation, and understood as a severe distortion of God’s plan for sex. Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Unthinkable Sexual Abuse

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

I recently learned that a missionary whom I have known and trusted for twenty years has, for his entire adult life, been a sexual predator. He was respected, even revered, both by churches in the US and by thousands of people in the field. He used his position of power, influence, and trust to take advantage of women sexually. My wife and I recently returned from an emergency trip to Asia where we sought to minister to those who have been devastated by this man’s sin, including women who were victims and churches who had looked to this man as an example. While we have read of such situations, we never imagined that we would be in the middle of one. As we have gone through these deep waters we have been reminded of many truths which need to be reinforced. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading