They share a secret they hope and pray will not be revealed. The urge to "act out" in their brokenness is destroying them because it conflicts with a life they have already chosen. They don't know how to live with it; they don't know how to be rid of it. They may not know what caused it. They only want to "cure" it. " Am I just a misplaced homosexual?" " Did God makes me this way?" "Why won't He change me?"
Surrounding them are the ones who sense something is amiss but have no clue what to do or where to find help. They may be confused by the teachings of the church; love the sinner; hate the sin. This seemingly Biblical response can actually send the message to the struggler that he is, in fact unlovable because his identity seems inseparable from his sin.
Surviving Sexual Brokenness examines the roots and the roadblocks and provides understanding, encouragement, hope and help through Biblical truth and Christian compassion for the freedom-seeker and those who travel alongside.
I think my favorite chapter was 10, entitled Reclaiming Tattered Integrity. I think partly because he gives a list of need-to-do to do as the chapter title says. Like depending on God, trusting Him. Needing to practice humility, being more thankful, including the smaller things as well as the bigger things and the obvious things like gifts. Taking responsibility for your actions. To name just a few from the list. All really good pointers. And even if you aren't dealing with sexual brokenness or tattered integrity, these pointers are good to live by anyway.
I really enjoyed this book. I would gone on but I don't want to give the entire book away! It is a really good read. Even if you haven't dealt with sexual abuse of any kind this is a good read and you will take away from it but for those who have been through the abuse or confused about their sexuality or are going through it this is a really important book to pick up. It will help you so much. It really is amazing what grace can do.
I received this book for review from Pump Up Your Book
Thank you Dorothy for allowing me to be part of this blog tour, my apologies for running so late.