A Womanist Pastoral Theology against Intimate and Cultural by Stephanie M. Crumpton

By Stephanie M. Crumpton

This e-book is ready Black women's look for relationships and encounters that aid therapeutic from intimate and cultural violence. Narratives offer an ethnographic photo of this violence, whereas elevating issues over even if latest paradigms for pastoral care and counseling are congruent with what number Black girls method healing.

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This questioning shed light on the hypocrisy she experienced in being raped by a church leader and simultaneously being raised to be a religious, socially conservative, Christian woman. She began re-evaluating the religious and social messages she had received about what it meant to be Black and female. ” In her Church of God in Christ tradition, female bodies were something to be covered up, and sex wasn’t addressed unless it was discussed within the context of marriage or in terms of how it was wrong.

She told us that laughter was one of the ways she 26 A Womanist Pastoral Theology deals with what happened to her. Humor helped her speak the truth about being sexually abused by a church elder who was also a member of her extended family. He abused her and her sisters for about three years until an aunt caught wind of it and intervened: Okay. Where do I begin? I’m a sister of three other sisters. But, it was like three of us was three stair-steps. And being raised in the church all my life, a lot of people laugh at me because I always compare everything to sex.

When it was her turn to share with the group, she waited until she had everyone’s attention at the table, and began to read the manuscript she brought with her. How have I dealt with my hurts and my anger and my losses and my pain? I write about it, about them. Some of them I dissolve in the memory bank of my hurts. Some of them I forget for a long time in order not to allow them to continue to hurt me. My first I Can Speak (the Unspeakable) for Myself 33 book [name omitted] was published in [date omitted] because two brothers read the pieces and felt they were for all people.

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