Are you a believer in God but deeply wounded from painful life events? Emotional wounds come from many sources – abuse, divorce, death, loss of job, financial reversal, abandonment, sexual abuse, etc. Sexual abuse victims are one in three women and one in four men. Most never talk about the abuse to anyone. They are full of fear and feel no one would understand their emotions. Most sexual abuse begins in childhood by a family member or friend of the family.
Sexual abuse can lead to sexual addiction through pornography. This is both male and female. I counsel young parents today that are shocked to find a young friend of their child is sharing porn, or talking in sexual explicit details about sex and body parts. I recently heard on Christian radio that sex has become the new world ‘religion.’ It is being pushed on the children in some school districts beginning in kindergarten regarding same sex relationships.
The church must be a hospital for the hurting and begin educating our young parents for prevention of abuse. Please do not say to the person desiring healing, “Just pray and give it to Jesus.” The pain, shame, disgrace and emotional distortion that sexual abuse causes into adult life is indescribable. I receive calls weekly asking for counseling dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse and porn addiction.
I provide nationwide phone/Skype counseling (636) 448-0121 with individuals and couples for anger issues, all types of abuse recovery, marital conflicts, pre-marital, divorce recovery, grief recovery, generational family dysfunction, pornography addiction, homosexual tendencies, parenting issues, single challenges, sexual purity, etc. I also provide co-counseling with pastors through Skype. This allows the pastor to sit in on the counseling session and learn how to be an effective helper for their hurting saints.
My website: www.carolclemans.org has over 65 articles on the subjects I counsel as a resource for pastors and to help the hurting heal with God’s truth. (Recently posted – Satan and Sex in the Church). I have teaching CD’s, DVD’s and book: God’s Design for Marriage. All of these resources are tools that a pastor can use to help the leaders in the church to become healing helpers.
I love teaching the Word of God for spiritual, emotional and relational growth for churches and conferences. God’s desire is to heal the brokenhearted and bind up the wounded through His truth! (Teaching Bible over 50 years – counseling 22 years).
Carol Clemans is an anointed Bible teacher/Certified Pastoral Counselor/Certified Christian Life Coach. She and husband, Rev. Harold Clemans,’ pastor is Jerry Dillon of Madison, MS. Call (636) 448-0121, Em: firstname.lastname@example.org.