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Sunday Services at 8:30 and 11:15
 
Seeking the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ

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)
AudioSlides, Handouts: Intimacy and IndividuationPerichoresisWhat Is Intimacy?
Poem: "The Elephant Is Slow to Mate"

EMBRACING EMBODIMENT: A Theology of the Body (2.16.14)
AudioSlides, Poem: "I Sing the Body Electric"

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

GENDER AND GENESIS (3.2.14)
AudioSlides

RELIEF AND REVENGE (3.9.14)
AudioSlides, 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

ABUSE AND ASSAULT (3.16.14)
AudioHandout: Abuse and Assault

SINGLE SEXUALITY (3.23.14)
AudioSlides

MARRIED SEXUALITY (3.30.14)
AudioSlides

MALE AND FEMALE STRUGGLES (4.6.14)
AudioSlides

GROWING IN GRACE (4.13.14)
AudioSlides