Rid of My Disgrace

Published on Nov 8th, 2011 by Dave Herron

Last week in our evening series, Sexual Healing, we looked at the topic of sexual assault.

I wish this was a topic we did not have to address, but the reality is we are sinners living in a sinful world and many Australians are sexually assaulted each year. Australian statistics indicate that as many as 1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men are sexually assaulted from age 15. This is a shocking reality and therefore highlights the need for us as a church to address this topic, especially when we believe the Bible offers hope for those who have been victims of sexual assault.

I thought I would share, by way of this blog post, an excellent resource for working though what the Bible has to say on this topic. Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s book Rid of my Disgrace expertly addresses the topic of sexual assault from a Biblical perspective. The book sets out to address what the gospel has to say to the victims of sexual assault and shows that “the gospel applies grace to disgrace and redeems what is destroyed,” that “one-way love heals and replaces the destruction caused by one-way violence.”

Here is a video you can watch with the authors: