Sexual Abuse Of Youth Within The Church – Steps Toward Recovery
RecoverySoft / May 7, 2018

I can tell you from many discussions with people young and old that sexual abuse in the church is more common than mentioned. According to The Abel and Harlow Child Molestation Prevention Study, 93% of admitted Child Molesters claimed to be religious (Abel, G.G., & Harlow, N (2001). Even though we know that sexual abuse occurs with those who do not claim Christianity, the number of those claiming religion is extremely high. Many people claim to know what the bible says about sexual sin. However, when a sexual sin is broken by the one who preaches it; the media uses it as an avenue to find fault within the religious community. Satan uses this to destroy people’s belief in God. The goals of this article are to: 1. Show youth and adults how to heal and overcome sexual abuse within the church. 2. Equip parents and adults in the Christian faith on how to minister to those who have been sexually abused in the church. Once these goals are completed within this article, Satan can no longer have victory over the victims life. We know that sexual abuse among youth in the church is only a spirit that has been…