In our world, there are an increasing number of people currently being very vocal about the trauma they have experienced from the Christian faith in relation to their sexuality. Many are now seeking sex therapy and sexual healing because of those traumas. In this course, we will look at a brief history of the Christian Church and the effects its messaging has had on people’s sexual lives. We will examine the overall messages we have received around sex from the institution of church in the Christian faith and how those messages have lived in our bodies. We will then learn ways to deconstruct those messages in order to help those who suffer from religious harm, and practice some healing exercises to use with clients who come from religious backgrounds. These exercises can be adapted to be used with those from a range of faith backgrounds.
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University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106