The Well Magazine Spring 2013 - Page 20

Sexual HEALING O ne in four women and one in six men are or will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime. Someone in the pew at church sitting next to you may have been a victim of rape. Maybe you suffered sexual violence or violation. Some have been abused right in our churches by parents, stepparents, pastors, priests and other spiritual leaders who preyed on them instead of protecting them. Broken. Wounded. Ashamed. The effects go beyond the physical and touch every area of life, including the spiritual. But there is hope for healing. Dr. Andrew Schmutzer, a professor of Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, has written several articles and essays about how the church can help survivors of sexual abuse and is himself a survivor. Dr. Schmutzer talks with The Well M ……ι₯Ή”…‰½ΥЁ‘½άΡ‘” ‘Υɍ …Έ‘•±ΐΩ₯Ρ₯΅Μ½˜Ν•αΥ…°…‰ΥΝ”‘•…°Έ()Ρ‘₯́‰½δ½Θ₯Ι³ŠéΩ₯•ά½˜ΡΙΥΝΠ°½˜ΑΙ½Ρ•Ρ₯½Έ°½˜Ρ‘₯́½½½“ŠQΑ…ΙΡ₯Υ±…Ι±δ₯˜Ρ‘”…‰ΥΝ”₯́‰δ„ ‘Ι₯ΝΡ₯…Έ±•…‘•ΘΈΉ½Ρ‘•Θ•™™•Π₯́ё”΅₯ΝΡΙΥΝЁ½˜Ρ‘”½½‘Ή•Ν́½˜½Έ!½ά…Έ„½½½Ι•…Ρ”„ΝεΝΡ•΄½˜±•…‘•Ίё…Ё…Έ…‰ΥΝ”‰½Ρ Α‘εΝ₯…±±δ°Ν•αΥ…±±δ…Ή…±ΝΌΝΑ₯Ι₯ΡΥ…±±δό%Ё₯́΅½Ι”₯ΉΝ₯‘₯½Ύ₯Έ„™…₯Ρ ½ΉΡ•αΠΈM½΅”€‘…‰ΥΝ•ΙΜ€΅…䁕ٕΈΝ…δ$‘…Ω”Ρ‘”…ΥΡ‘½Ι₯ΡδΡΌ‘ΌΡ‘₯ΜΈQ‘•Ι”₯́…Έ•Ή½Ι΅½Ύ΅₯ΝΡΙΥΝЁ½˜±•…‘•ΙΝ‘₯ΐΈQ‘•Ν”™½±­Μ‘½»ŠeЁ݅ΉΠΡΌ™½±±½ά…Ήε½Ή”…Ήε΅½Ι”ΈQ‘•δ‘½»ŠeЁ•Ω•ΈΡΙΥΝЁё•΅Ν•±Ω•ΜΈQ‘…Ё₯́½Ή”½˜Ρ‘”‘₯™™₯Υ±Ρ₯•ΜΝΥΙΩ₯Ω½Ί™…”ΈQ‘•δΉ••ΡΌ‰”Ρ…՝‘ЁѼΡΙΥΝЁ…ΉΙ•±…Ρ”…±°½Ω•Θ……₯ΈΈ]‘…Ё₯́ε½Υȁ…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠ½˜‘½άΡ‘”‘Υɍ ‘…́‘•…±Πέ₯Ρ Ρ‘₯́₯ΝΝΥ”ό]”‘…Ω•»ŠeЁ‘½Ή”έ•±°Έ$±½Ω”Ρ‘”‘Υɍ …Ή$…΄½΅΅₯ΡΡ•ΡΌΡ‘”‘Υɍ ‰ΥЁ₯Ё‘½•Ν»ŠeЁ…±έ…έ‘Όέ•±°ΈQ‘”‘Υɍ ₯́½Ή•ΙΉ•™₯ΙΝЁ…Ή™½Ι•΅½ΝЁέ₯Ρ ₯Ρ́½έΈ₯΅…”ΈQ‘•δ™…±°ΑΙ•δΡΌ₯΅…”΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠΈQ‘…ΣŠé„Ι•ΝձЁ½˜Α…ΝΡ½ΊݑΌ…Ι”Ρ‘₯Ή­₯Ήœ΅½Ι”…́ =́ё…ΈΝ‘•Α‘•Ι‘ΜΈQ‘•δέ…ΉΠΡΌΑΙ½Ρ•ΠΡ‘”½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½ΈΈ%ӊéΉ½ΠΡ‘”Ω₯Ρ₯΄έ‘Ό₯́•ΉΡ•ΘΝΡ…”Έ%ӊéё”½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½ΈΈ5½ΝЁ…‰ΥΝ”₯́™Ι½΄Α•½Α±”Ρ‘”Ω₯Ρ₯΄­Ή½έΜΈQ‘•Ν”…Ι”Ή½ΠΝΥΝΑ₯₯½ΎΑ•½Α±”₯ΈΡ‘”‘Υɍ£Šé•ε•ΜΈMΌ‘•Ι—Šé„Ρ••Ή…•Θέ‘Ό‘…́‰••Έ…‰ΥΝ•Έ!½ά₯́ё₯́ѕ•Ή…”₯Ι°½₯ΉœΡΌ()]‘…Ё…Ι”Ρ‘”•™™•Ρ́½˜Ν•αΥ…°…‰ΥΝ”ΝΑ₯Ι₯ΡΥ…±±δό%Ё₯́ё”ΙΥΝ‘₯Ήœ½˜΅•Ρ…Α‘½ΘΈQ‘” ‘Ι₯ΝΡ₯…Έ±•…‘•Θ°Α…ΝΡ½Θ°ε½ΥΡ έ½Ι­•Θ°Α…Ι•ΉΠ…Ι”΅•…ΉΠΡΌ‰”…Έ•α…΅Α±”½˜Ρ‘”½έ‘Ό₯́Ή½ΠΝ••ΈΈA…ΙΡ₯Υ±…Ι±δέ‘•Έ„‘₯±₯́…‰ΥΝ•°₯Ёɕ…±±δΙΥΝ‘•Μ€Θΐ€Θΐ]•±°]•±°5……ι₯Ή”½MΑΙ₯Ήœ€ΘΐΔ́Q‘”Q‘”5……ι₯Ή”ΌMΑΙ₯Ήœ€ΘΐΔΜ()%΅…”½ΥΙΡ•Ν䁽˜±Υ₯€‘₯…΅…ΉΡ€…ЁΙ••₯₯Ρ…±A‘½Ρ½ΜΉΉ•Π((0