Finally, our response to sexual misconduct is to eliminate the issues by holding those entrusted with the Gospel to higher standards. To be sexual is normal. Being an abuser of sex is not normal! We also want to create safe spaces for victims of sexual abuse. The church should be a place where victims are not shamed for crimes committed against them. We are also committed to full disclosure and not keeping hurtful secrets. Healing begins with accountability and truth-telling. Today, I share with you the New York Times article not to bring up an impolite subject but to start a healing process for so many who are hurting.

Here’s the link to the article in the New York Times: