Podcast #924

#924 – Sexual Abuse, Sexual Brokenness, and the Gospel: Jay Stringer

Preston Sprinkle

Theology in the Raw

Jay Stringer is is a therapist, author, and speaker who guides men and women to outgrow unwanted sexual behaviors. He’s the author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, a book that is based on Stringer’s groundbreaking research on over 3,800 men and women addressing the key drivers of unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, infidelity, or buying sex. If you want to find freedom from sexual brokenness, it begins by identifying the unique reasons that bring you to it.

In this episode, Jay and I talk about the source of sexual brokenness–what causes people to watch porn or have an affiar. There are deeper, more complex, issues at work, and until those issues are addressed, we’ll only be putting out the the fires of behavior management. We also talk about the prevalence of sexual abuse–nearly ⅓ of people have been sexually abused and most have not healed from this trauma in healthy ways. This is a huge discipleship issue. And then you have the perpetrators of this sin–perhaps 5-10% of the people we preach to each week are the abusers. Have you ever thought about this? (The ⅓ have…probably every week.)

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