Feb 12, 2018
Scott and Patrick talk
specifically about the importance of acknowledging your sexual
episode uncovers some deep and hurtful experiences. Issues such as
sexual abuse, same-sex attraction, and childhood abuse. If you are
in a group setting be aware that this is sensitive, intricate, and
may be hard to share about. Some of this may be better to talk
about in a therapist setting. But we don’t want people to struggle
in isolation and often a few seconds of bravery are met with the
response of “me too”. So as a group leader facilitate the
discussion particular to your group.
Patrick’s book ‘Grace
and Sexuality’ he says,
“To be born into the American culture is to be born into trauma”.
Do you agree with his thoughts?
is there so much shame associated with our sexual history? Why do
we want to hide and cover up?
the broadest terms, what would you say were your first sexual
experiences? (May be a
good group discussion or simply a personal reflection
- As a
child were you taught about your sexual desires? Who talked to you
about how to express that in a healthy way? If not, where did you
- There’s a big difference of saying “Sex is
dirty and let’s not talk about it” and saying “God created sex. He
created our bodies this way and he created marriage between and man
and a woman. What a great God we serve!” What were you taught
growing up and how has that affected your view of sex?
- Patrick says the statement: “I am what happened
to me, but what choices and decisions do I have now to glorify
God?” How would that perspective help moving forward from our
- Read 1 Thessalonians
can you see your sexual struggles as an opportunity to put your
trust in God rather than seeing yourself as a helpless