#166: Addressing the Culture of Sexual Assault & Harassment

What’s Behind It and How Do We Heal

Sexual Assault

This week’s episode is one where are going to be raw and vulnerable to address a subject that is on the front burner in our country right now. It has to do with the sexual interactions that harm the lives of people and also get hidden under the rug.

Disclaimer: We do not recommend playing this episode or watching it with young viewers, as this subject gets into very sensitive material that may not be suitable for young hearts.

We’ve titled this episode “the culture of” because there is a culture that drives this vicious cycle of sexual impropriety, while keeping it going. The subject of sexual harassment and sexual assault have been brought more to the limelight in recent years, but especially of late, with the news reports surrounding Harvey Weinstein, a well-known movie producer who has launched some of the most successful movies in American film. Testimonies are coming forward rapidly with allegations of sexual assault, many of them with similar stories and details.

As this problem is brought more to the surface, are we really going to deal with the root causes of it, or will we hope it just goes away? Will it just simply go back under the carpet? What should our response be as the subject of sexual sin gets brought to the public spotlight?

Video Broadcast:

In this episode, we cover the following areas: 

  • The background to what is happening in the exposure of sexual sin.
  • What is the real problem behind the scenes that fuels these traumatic acts?
  • What areas of brokenness feed the cycle.
  • How men and women can both heal to honor and respect one another in greater measure.
  • What drives lust.
  • Is the #metoo post a safe way to share your own negative experience?
  • Changes organizations can make to cultivate a healthier culture.

 

 

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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