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Toward Sexual Wholeness

A Biblical Vision of Human Sexuality
Taught by John Cunningham and others
Sexuality is a gift of God. However, it is often not experienced as such. For most of us (some of the time) and some of us (most of the time) sexuality can be experienced as a fount of frustration, guilt and grief. This class will present a biblical vision of mature, healthy sexuality, one in which true freedom, pleasure, intimacy and love characterize our sexual lives. We will consider the biblical vision of sexuality, the confusion in our culture, and our struggles with sexuality, and finally we will explore paths to sexual wholeness. This class will attend to both married and single sexuality.

Syllabus
Bibliography

MODELS & METAPHORS for a Christian Vision of Human Sexuality (2.9.14)
Audio file
Handouts: Intimacy and IndividuationPerichoresisWhat Is Intimacy?
Poem: "The Elephant Is Slow to Mate"
Slides

EMBRACING EMBODIMENT: A Theology of the Body (2.16.14)
Audio file
Poem: "I Sing the Body Electric"
Slides

CULTURAL CONFUSION: Trends & Attitudes Toward Sex (2.23.14)
Audio file
Handout: Cultural Trends Questions
Slides

GENDER AND GENESIS (3.2.14)
Audio file
Slides

RELIEF AND REVENGE (3.9.14)
Audio file
Handouts: 'Ezer10 Things One Can Do When Struggling with Sexual TemptationA Psychology of Sin 2.3Affective VocabularyList of Emotions and FeelingsPlutchik's Wheel of Emotions
Slides

ABUSE AND ASSAULT (3.16.14)
Audio file
Handout: Abuse and Assault

SINGLE SEXUALITY (3.23.14)
Audio file
Slides

MARRIED SEXUALITY (3.30.14)
Audio file
Slides

MALE AND FEMALE STRUGGLES (4.6.14)
Audio file
Slides

GROWING IN GRACE (4.13.14)
Audio file
Slides