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Christian Suspicion of Pleasure: A Faith-Informed Response
Description: In this interactive workshop, a pastor and therapist, will address the underlying fear of the erotic that is prevalent among traditional Christians. The workshop will consider present-day implications of the church's contentious history with the body and pleasure, which is in contrast with the body-positive actions of Jesus. The speakers will then engage the audience in an experiential demonstration of faith-friendly tools to guide clients and students toward an affirming, body-positive view of their sexuality.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: identify three aspects of the historical and cultural context of Christianity that influence modern-day U.S. culture and Christians; apply faith-friendly tools and interventions to a current case in which a client or student is affected by erotophobia.