In this, my latest book, I provide readers with tools to break free from soul-defeating shame and find graceful ways to be in relationship with themselves and others. People who have read the book often purchase one for someone they love who also struggles with shame they learned at home or in a faith community.
Are you carrying shame about a past or current sexual desire, abuse, or behavior? This book identifies the assumptions, theology, and traditions that often contribute to sexual shame. Many readers have been helped to release their shame and claim their worthiness by reading this book.
This book equips readers to recognize and set sexual boundaries, and to open dialogue about these issues in congregations. In reading the book, “You will have laughed at, celebrated, and honored human sexual power, pleasure, and vulnerability. You will have gained the knowledge you need, and perhaps the courage, to communicate these ideas within your congregation so that children and vulnerable adults are protected.” (From the Foreword by Dr. Nancy Meyer Hopkins)
Dr. Kibbie Ruth and I wrote this book to help clergy and lay leaders think through and develop policies for confidentiality, financial information, and communications between staff and congregants. Readers can reduce the risk of running into hurtful situations and possible litigation.