Redeemed Sexuality
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Redeemed Sexuality
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  • Number of Studies: 12
  • Formats: epub, mobi and pdf
  • Published: December 2017
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-8992-1
  • Item Code: 8992

Sexual brokenness permeates our culture and has found its way into the church. Even though Christians are called to value and celebrate sexuality as sacred and good, it is often a source of fear, shame, or secret sin.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Healthy sexuality concerns what we pursue, not just what we avoid, so Redeemed Sexuality invites emerging adults to seek sexual maturity and discipleship in the context of community. As we experience love, joy, and intimacy with God and others, sexual shame and sin lose their power.

Integrating theology, psychology, and spiritual formation, participants engage the process of transformation by

  • practicing vulnerability
  • embracing their identity in Christ
  • learning healthy intimacy

Incorporating peer-to-peer leadership, this field-tested small group curriculum is suitable for use in both men’s or women’s groups. The process is neither linear nor easy, but change is possible because Christ is able. The only question is, Do you want to be healed?

"In a culture of sexual brokenness, young adults are in desperate need of resources to guide them in the pursuit of godly sexuality. Boa's Redeemed Sexuality is such a resource, providing a Christ-centered approach that moves beyond behavior management to real spiritual transformation. Combining biblical insights with clear application, Redeemed Sexuality offers church and college groups a compelling road map for Christlike sexual wholeness. Highly recommended!"

David Setran, Price-LeBar Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College

"'Sexual brokenness is no longer the exception among young Christians; it is the norm,' writes Drew Boa in Redeemed Sexuality. We seem to be stuck in repeated cycles of sin, confession, repentance, sin, and then shame. I believe Boa's approach can break that cycle by focusing on spiritual formation for our sexuality through groups that build vulnerability, identity, and intimacy. In a pilot of this material, leaders witnessed breakthroughs for their students, who subsequently grew in spiritual authority. We need this book!"

Carolyn Carney, assistant regional director for spiritual formation, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

"Redeemed Sexuality is just the book that needed to be written today—and Drew Boa did an amazing job writing it! The great strengths of this book are its practicality, applicability to both men and women, and focus on eighteen- to thirty-year-olds. If you're looking for a small group curriculum on sexual wholeness, buy this book immediately!"

John D. Foubert, author of How Pornography Harms

"Andrew Boa's experience as a campus leader taught him the power of Christ-centered community for healing sexual brokenness. In Redeemed Sexuality, Boa offers a study guide for daily sexual discipleship that will help all kinds of strugglers encounter the risen Lord Jesus and experience his life-giving grace."

Philip Ryken, president, Wheaton College

"Redeemed Sexuality offers a rare resource in today's Christian culture—a program for young adults to talk frankly in community about the pervasive issue of pornography and other forms of sexual brokenness. This guide is less about sin management and more an invitation to understand your story, your heart's holy desires, and especially the heart of God for redeeming the amazing gift of sexuality. This curriculum is well written by a man wise beyond his years. The Christian community needs to hear lots more from Andrew Boa."

Marnie C. Ferree, author of No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction, director of Bethesda Workshops, Nashville, Tennessee

"Redeemed Sexuality is an engaging and effective small group study that helps men and women grow into sexual integrity and wholeness based on spiritual discipleship. Drew has taken the time to research and gain training in teaching God's sexual truths and freedom. With many helpful exercises, he draws participants into examining their sexual development, growth, and healing in a small group setting that can create amazing community. I highly recommend this workbook and study as a way for churches to create greater health and healing in that important sexual area of life and relationships."

Doug Rosenau, cofounder of the Institute for Sexual Wholeness, author of A Celebration of Sex, Single and Sexually Whole, and Total Intimacy

"Redeemed Sexuality is a process-oriented group curriculum that is theologically grounded, biblically sound, practically oriented, and focused on sexual wholeness rather than merely avoiding sexual sin. I have personally witnessed its positive impact through the lives of friends and a family member. Redeemed Sexuality takes its participants on a challenging, beautiful, and grace-filled journey. It can build a foundation of healthy relating between men and women made in the image of God and provide a way of restoration for the sexually broken. It is one of the few curricula in this area that I recommend without reservation, and it is my belief that these groups will provide a much-needed gospel-centered process for sexual redemption and wholeness."

Michael Tso, director of training, His Mansion Ministries

"Struggles with sexual wholeness are as old as humanity, but the proliferation of mobile digital technology and the immediate access to pornography it allows has rewritten the rulebook for this generation. We can no longer ignore the epidemic of sexual brokenness young adults are facing. They are looking to their churches and Christian communities for help, but most lack the knowledge and resources to address the systemic sexual malformation evident today. Thankfully, Redeemed Sexuality has been created to help us address the deep roots of sexual brokenness with a holistic response. This curriculum honors the gravity of the struggle as well as the God-given dignity of the young people it is designed to help. That means avoiding simple answers or merely focusing on temporary behavioral changes. Redeemed Sexuality seeks deeper healing in the context of meaningful community. It is the right tool for our times."

Skye Jethani, author of With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God

"One of the greatest hindrances to overcoming lust and addiction is isolation. We see this over and over, yet so many Christians think they can slay their sin without any help. I love Redeemed Sexuality because it incorporates one of our greatest weapons: the body of Christ. I expect great waves of freedom to sweep over the church as we get honest and purposeful in community."

Jessie Minassian, founder of LifeLoveandGod.com, author of Unashamed: Overcoming the Sins No Girl Wants to Talk About
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CONTENTS

Foreword by William Struthers
An Invitation to the Broken
Getting the Most Out of Redeemed Sexuality
Group Covenant

Theme 1: Vulnerability
1. Learning the Language
2. Telling Your Story
3. Wounds of the Past
4. Truth and Lies
5. Confession

Theme 2: Identity
6. The Wounded Self
7. Identity in Christ
8. Facing Temptation
9. Creating a Battle Plan

Theme 3: Intimacy
10. Healthy Intimacy
11. Christlike Sexuality
12. Pursuing Wholeness

Appendix 1: How to Do Updates
Appendix 2: Prayers for the Journey
Appendix 3: Tips for Journaling
Leader’s Notes
Notes

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Andrew A. Boa (MA, Wheaton College Graduate School) leads spiritual formation workshops for college students and is currently working at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He also founded and directed Strongholds, a small group–discipleship ministry for college students facing sexual brokenness.

BY Andrew A. Boa

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