Feb 12, 2018
Scott and Patrick talk
specifically about the importance of acknowledging your sexual
episode uncovers some deep and hurtful experiences such as sexual
abuse, same-sex attraction, and childhood abuse. If you are in a
group setting, be aware that this is sensitive for many people to
discuss. Reach out to the Southland staff if someone in your group
wants or needs to discuss further.
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?
early would you say your first sexual experiences
you taught about your sexual desires as a child? Who talked to you
about how to express them in a healthy way? If not, where did you
- There’s a big difference in these two sayings:
“Sex is dirty and let’s not talk about it,” and “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!” Which view
resonates with you? Why?
- Patrick said, “I am what happened to me, but
what choices and decisions do I have now to glorify God?” How could
that perspective help us move past our sexual
- Read 1 Thessalonians
can your sexual struggles help you put your trust in God rather
than being a victim?