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Sexual Abuse

Ephesians 4:15 “Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

Last night we co-facilitated the first week of a Love After Marriage workshop with 40 people on Zoom. Holy Spirit showed up in a big way for me, and I had totally new insights that I somehow missed as a participant one year ago.

One of those is that the Greek word for truth, “Aletheia” literally means nothing hidden. If we want to grow to become like Christ, we must get vulnerable and transparent. We heard many stories of couples who experienced incredible breakthrough when they followed Holy Spirit’s prompting to reveal something that had been hidden.

At one LAM workshop in Europe, a local pastor translated for this live lesson on “nothing hidden.” After he finished, he turned to the facilitator and said “that doesn’t really work in our culture. We really value our privacy.” But the next morning one woman came up on stage.

“My husband and I have been married for 31 years. Last night we went home and shared all sorts of things that we’d never shared with each other before. One of those things was that I had been sexually abused as a child. Well after all that sharing we made love, and it was the first time in my life that sex was a beautiful thing. It didn’t feel dirty anymore. All the shame was gone.”

God, you’re so good and your revelation is new every morning. I pray that you help me press into more and more vulnerability so that I can see more and more of you in my life. Please bless these beloved couples in LAM. We can't wait to see what you have in store for them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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