For 15 years Sexual Wholeness, a Christian non-profit organization, has pursued the vision of cultivating God’s truth about sexuality. We believe God has a sexual economy (“economy” comes from the Greek words meaning Household Guidelines) that can bring freedom and intimacy. We believe the following Scripture so aptly echoes our vision:
“God wants each of us to reflect His goodness and holiness and to keep away from damaging sexual thoughts and behaviors. He wants us to control our own bodies and sexual desires in ways that honor His loving, holy sexual guidelines, not using our sexuality destructively like people who don’t know the Creator. His desire is that we never sexually manipulate or wound our Christian brothers and sisters but live according to His sexual economy as an intimate, holy community.” I Thessalonians 4:3-7 (DER)
This an exciting time in our organization as we pursue our mission of training and mobilizing a network of Christian counselors and educators to create a sexual revolution in the church. The Institute for Sexual Wholeness (ISW) teaches 8 different graduate level classes in 7 institutions to over 300 students a year. The American Board of Christian Sex Therapists (ABCST) has over 200 certified, associate and student members as we develop a referral network across the US. The Christian Association of Sexual Educators (CASE) is training church leaders to facilitate video-based courses in local church settings and become certified sexual instructors and educators.
In the 21st Century the Holy Spirit is inspiring a whole Movement for sexual health and wholeness in the church. Thanks for joining us in this amazing initiative!