Digging Deeper | Week of March 6th

Sermon Notes

Theology of Sexuality | Week 3 | The Healing Process
Psalm 34:18; Psalm 56:8

1. Fighting for truth.
Matthew 9:20-22; John 11:35

2. Wrestling with the process.
John 4:24-30

3. Resting in grace.
Isaiah 53:4-5

Scriptures To Meditate On

"If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath." Psalm 34:18 MSG

"You’ve kept track of my every toss and turnthrough the sleepless nights,Each tear entered in your ledger,each ache written in your book." Psalm 56:8 MSG

"Just then a woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe, for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment." Matthew 9:20-22 NLT

Resources

Books
The Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson, MD
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
The Road Back to You and The Story of You both by Ian Cron

Podcasts
Being Known Podcast with Curt Thompson, MD
Positive Sobriety Podcast with Nate Larkin and David Hampton
Restoring the Soul with Michael Cusick

Therapy Options
Neurofeedback or EMDR are less process focused and more neurologically focused.  Please call Dusty Braun to discuss options in Reno area (775) 247-5001
Wayne and Laura McCaulife (775) 722-8316
Andrea Gorin (775) 525-0270
Marja Osgood (415) 212-5892
Bill Denney (775) 826-7337
Dusty Braun (775) 247-5001
Matt Burkhardt (775) 525-1616

Other Resources
Personality Assessment: https://understandmyself.com
Enneagram Assessment: https://typologyinstitute.com/assessment/
Offers a past authoring program to assist in understanding your story: https://www.selfauthoring.com

Something To Think About

The weight of each of your stories that have experienced trauma either personally or are in close relationship with someone who has was so palpable in my soul as I prepared this week. My prayer is that this weekend loosened some of the stigma associated with sexual trauma. My hope is that a small portion of hope was unleashed in your own hearts. Please know that the enemy is quick and deceptive.  He will attempt to take advantage of this moment to double down on the lies, the false beliefs, and shame that exists within you. From my heart to yours please know that God sees you, He longs for your healing, He longs for your truth to match His.  Please take the first step. Tell your story. Find someone to take that chance with. As you do, it may feel scary, dark, vulnerable. This is the first step towards healing. I am cheering for each you. Please know that many people are praying for you this week.  
God bless,
Dusty Braun
Adult Ministries Pastor
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