September 2020 Safe Church Webinar With Jay Stringer: Unwanted Sexual Behavior
October 7, 2020
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You may watch the recording of this webinar at Safe Church Ministry's YouTube channel here!
View all the webinar recordings: 2020 Safe Church Connect, Collaborate, and Coordinate to End Abuse Webinar Series!
This webinar conversation with Jay Stringer took place on Wednesday Sept. 30. Jay shared more about what motivated him to write Unwanted; and create the Journey Course. Further, Jay was asked a variety of questions like:
In response to one question, a participant stated/asked: "I'm a campus minister on a university campus, and daily see the painful effects on young adults of shame-based parenting around sexuality and bodies. As a parent of young (5 and 8 year-old) children, I think a lot about how we talk about sex, bodies, abuse, and pornography with children. Do you have any resources or recommendations about best practices for Christian parents and churches, in incorporating these conversations into everyday life with children?"
Jay responded to this question at minute 47, which you can jump to via this link. and referenced Robie Harris, author of It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families; further another book by Roby Harris was shared in the comments: It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends by Robie H. Harris with the comment: "This is a great kids' book that has sparked great conversations with my kids: (Not from a Christian perspective, but very helpfully fact-based and age-appropriate. The same author has lots of great books for kids."
Eric also asked Jay to share more about an article he wrote recently titled: Ravi Zacharias and the Sexual Binge & Purge Cycle of Evangelical Men; Jay shares about this at minute marker 34. An article related to Jay's article can be found here.
Other resources mentioned:
Over 18: Over18doc.com; information about Over18 on the Network; Over 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars.
Crcna.org/SafeChurch/circle-grace; Circle of Grace, a Christian safe environment program for children and youth. Circle of Grace helps build healthy, respectful relationships. The program gives children and youth the tools they need to: Identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries, recognize when boundary violations are about to occur, and Demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.
About Jay Stringer:
Jay Stringer is a licensed mental health counselor, Christian Reformed Church ordained minister, and internationally requested speaker on the subject of unwanted sexual behavior (i.e., extra-marital affairs, the use of pornography, buying sex, and others).
Jay’s award-winning first book, Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, is based on a multiyear research project into the stories of 3,800 men and women. Unwanted explores the key drivers drivers of unwanted sexual behavior, why people stay in self-destructive patterns, and how to disempower shame. His research is one of the most comprehensive studies on the subject and Unwanted is being used by counselors, churches, and small groups throughout the world.
Jay Stringer also collaborated with the Heart of Man film team to design a 5-month online journey for individuals, accountability partners, and small groups who desire freedom from unwanted sexual behavior. Safe Church offers a discount code for those interested in this course. To learn more and check-out a free episode visit: TheJourneyCourse.com
Jay holds an MDiv and master in counseling psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and received post-graduate training under Dr. Dan Allender while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Allender Center.
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