Editor’s Note: Sometimes walking with God means having the courage to stand against or demolish spiritual strongholds that present obstacles to knowing God.
Sexual abuse is one such stronghold, and it’s a place where God has called me to enter the battle by speaking truth and shining His light. It’s for this reason that I’m sharing a post with you that I published today on Medium.
Even though it is a bit outside our typical conversations here on Faith Runner, I hope you will take a moment to read this article, If you are fortunate not to have experienced sexual harassment, abuse or assault personally, the chances are extremely high someone you know and love has been affected.
Your willingness to lean in and learn will equip you to become part of changing our cultural mindset, and perhaps to serve as a support to someone in need who just hasn’t had the courage to tell anyone…yet.
The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5 (MSG)
2 thoughts on “Reblog: Will “Today” Change Tomorrow for Sexual Abuse?”
Great post, Nanette. I asked people yesterday, when do you think Matt Lauer got nervous? I bet when Harvey Weinstein was outed, Matt didn’t give his own actions a second thought. Al Franken? Nope, he’s a politician, he’s not like Matt. I hope he got nervous when Charlie Rose was exposed. I hope this wasn’t a surprise. He knows what he did. My heart is with his family. Even though he may have been in our living room, he was in all of their rooms, and he is not the husband and father that they thought he was. There’s a whole other class of victims in sexual abuse: those that love the abuser. I hope there is help available for them.
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Well said, Donna. It is easy to lose sight of the very real human stories behind these salacious headlines. I share your sympathy for Lauer’s loved ones.