Item description for Sexual Shame: An Urgent Call to Healing by Karen A. McClintock...
Overview This is the book that will provide pastors and congregational leaders the tools to identify the assumptions, behaviors and structures that promote, while masking, sexual shame and to begin healing sexual shame both individually and corporately.
Publishers Description Tools for healing the trauma of sexual shame. This book will provide pastors and congregational leadership the tools to identify the assumptions, behaviors, and structures that promote, while masking, sexual shame and to begin healing sexual shame both individually and corporately.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2001
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800632389 ISBN13 9780800632380
Availability 0 units.
More About Karen A. McClintock
McClintock is a United Methodist pastor current serving as a pastoral counselor at the Samaritan Counseling Center. She is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, specializing in the areas of human sexuality, family systems, and shame.
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McClintock on Target with "Sexual Shame" Jul 18, 2001
Karen McClintock has written a very timely book which addresses the crisis of shame in our churches. I have served in numerous Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches as a musician, adult educator and now as an ELCA seminarian preparing for ordination, and I know that sexuality is a verboten topic in mainline churches. Though I haven't consciously heard it from the pulpit, I know that the message communicated in church culture is: "Don't do it, and if you are doing it, pretend that you aren't." There are exceptional congregations where sexuality is discussed and embraced, but they are few and far between.
This book is an excellent resource for any clergy person or professional lay minister who is interested in helping people to heal. McClintock is well versed in theological, psychological and family systems approaches to the problem of sexual shame. It is NOT a self-help book, nor is it a method which will provide you with "Ten Easy Steps to a Less Uptight Congregation." In her book, McClintock DOES describe the problem, gives a vision for healing, and warns the reader of possible (and possibly even PROBABLE) pitfalls along the way as a pastor attempts to help her congregation deal with the difficult issue of sexuality.