Author: Dr. Tina Parkman, LPC, CAADC
Publisher: Christian Living Books, Inc.
Emotional and sexual intimacy is unbalanced for those who have been traumatized, neglected, and abused. For some, this involves sexual acting out behavior, multiple partners and/or serial affairs or some form of traumatic reenactment. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 70 percent of all reported sex disorders relate to sexual addictions, substance abuse, suicide, promiscuity, prostitution, losses of trust, destruction of self-esteem, development of shame, guilt, depression, and other psycho-behavioral issues. Our goal is to assist individuals by walking them through the process of healing, wholeness, making intimate connections with spirituality and treatment approaches, and thus leading the way to enhancing the skills and capabilities of professionals who treat individuals for sexual addiction and other trauma-induced intimacy disorders. Learning to embrace God's love and self-love are the first steps towards sharing intimacy with another. It is God's will that we enjoy the delightfulness of love, sex, and romance between mates. It is God's pleasure to see us become the best lovers we can be. The 21st Century generation brings with it a big appetite for seductive aura, sexy secrets, ancient secrets, and sexual energy. They live lavish lifestyles with hip-hop excitement, no limits, secular humanism, no morals, and instant pleasure. Everybody gets in where they fit in. If they want it, they're taking it. If it feels good, they're doing it. Sex, money, and power are their playthings. Unfortunately the pressure of acceptance, addiction, approval, attention seeking, need to please, desperation for fame, fortune, and notoriety have been the many justifications they have used to reach for false hope in people, places or things. Too often, this behavior has led to all-too-real pain and emotional suffering. A nationwide survey found that the body of Christ is sick from a lack of balance in its spiritual, emotional, and physical health. Some feel their spirit, not their body, belongs to God. They also feel that 90 percent of diseases are from emotional stresses. The X-IT model allows people to open up the lines of communication for families, schools, religions, and communities that have overlooked the intricate cry for help against the grips of the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Satisfying the desires of temptation no longer delivers promises; it now dishes up pain and consequences. Agape Connections will give options and provide solutions to addressing long-neglected issues in all races, religions, and income groups that have been misdirected misunderstood, misdiagnosed, mistreated, miscommunicated, or misused because of improper information and revelation. You don't have to die in your situation. If you don't deal with IT - IT will deal with you.