Abuse is not only shameful for the individual, but also for our culture. One out of every four girls and one out of every six boys are sexually abused. If that weren’t tragic enough, pornography seems to be the silent sexual abuser of our generation causing all sorts of trauma for our children. Thankfully there is Holding Onto Hope Ministries. Bill Harbeck shares with us his story and the mission God has given to him in responding to the abuse epidemic.
In Show 64, we discuss how “marriage” is under attack. Have you ever really considered why? Have you ever pondered what is marriage, and why all the press around it for the last several years? In this show Bill Harbeck defines what marriage is from God’s perspective, explains the devastation of abuse and pornography in marriage, and how breaking the silence is the first step to being free from the bondage of shame.
Bio: Bill is a thirty year veteran of Christian Education. In that period, he taught many grades through college, administrated as principal, and coached boys and girls at all levels. He has a passion to see that children and adults wounded by abuse hear a message of hope. He shares his story across the country encouraging the wounded to come out from the shadows and face the lies they have come to believe. Lies like, “I am dirty.” “I am a failure.” “I have no future.” “No one could ever love me.” Bill and his wife Jillian share their journey to healing with their adopted daughter Joree. Joree is multi-handicapped, but has demonstrated to both Bill and Jillian the power of healing the soul. Their desire is to bring public attention to this plague on our world and offer a road to healing.
“Abuse of all kinds is a hideous destruction of the design God intended for all human beings. We cannot stand by and let this go on anymore.”