In that list I posted this text:
|Rid of My Disgrace by Justin Holcomb and Lindsey Holcomb|
Today I wanted to pause for a bit to review this text. In a nutshell I can say this: Five stars; well done. I HIGHLY recommend this text.
To whom would I recommend it? I actually see huge overlap in this book as to whom it would apply to. Sexual assault victims are at the top of my list. Divorcees could actually benefit from this text as well. And...people who have suffered a dirty, painful church split could benefit from this book as well.
You may wonder why I say that. I'll expand my answer here:
In 2 Samuel 13 we read the narrative of Tamar. She is incestuously raped by her brother and her father (the king) does nothing about it. This is the narrative in outline form:
II. Trauma (relationship ruined)
III. Heartbreak (the aftermath of the pain)
Tamar's narrative followed this pattern. Her brother lured her into his room under false pretenses. He overtook her. She was broken with shame and disgrace. She told few people what happened. She was told to keep silent about the matter. She went into isolation.