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Why the Shame of Sexual Abuse Is Not a Life Sentence

by David Powlison posted October 24, 2017

There are many biblical metaphors that speak to us, even in our shame. God has some profound words to those of us who have experienced sexual victimization. When we are dirty, God washes us. In the darkest places, God brings us light. When we are crushed and humiliated, he raises us up from the ash heap.

Watch this brief video with David Powlison on why there can be restoration for victims and real hope when situations turn hopeless.

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David Powlison

David Powlison (1949-2019) was a teacher, a counselor, and the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He was also the senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling and the author of Seeing with New Eyes; The Biblical Counseling Movement; and How Does Sanctification Work?

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