TIL 147: Counseling Adults Abused as Children

Dr. Heath Lambert discusses counseling adults who were abused as children on this week’s edition of Truth in Love. For more podcasts like this one, you can visit our Podcast Page.

This fall, we will be discussing the crucial topic of Counseling and Abuse at our Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. We would love to have you join us.

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  • Lydia Bower
    September 11, 2018

    Heath Lambert, you repeatedly speak of a victim of childhood sexual abuse being angry and bitter, of seeking revenge. How about using words like a crushed soul, utter brokenness, devastation, your heart and soul being ripped from you so that you no longer know who or how to trust? You seem to give victims only sinful responses. The same with vengeance. How about the victim who turns to government authorities for justice? Is she/he vengeful? Does not God use authority to bring about justice? To imply that the reason I have experienced childhood sexual abuse is that so I can be a comfort to others is horrible. You make it sound as though that is something I should desire. There are truly evil men in this world who of their own choice would harm and abuse a child. Those were their choices. I cannot explain why God does not intervene, but to imply that is a good thing to be glad for, is beyond me. God says to the one who causes one of these little ones to stumble, that it would be better if a milestone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea. God does not always stop evil from happening and I don’t understand, but I hope to still trust Him. Please do not heap more shame on a victim by calling her/him angry and bitter. Don’t forget that you can be angry and not sin. Look at the times Jesus was angry.

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