Dr. Valerie Tarico is at the forefront of the religious recovery movement. Her eloquent writings rock my world. She has done it again and generously given me permission to share.
I know from personal experience that sexual damage can be a nasty side effect of fundamentalism. Since starting this blog, I have heard from a lot of people who have had similar experiences. When we peel back the layers of guilt, shame and pressure that color our view of sexuality, we open up a world of pleasure, intimacy and connection. It helps to have an overview of where some of that crap comes from.