IV. Supportive Community
Learning Objective: Developing safe communities of honesty and grace that support the healing path.
Sexual wholeness cannot be successfully maintained in isolation. Therefore, the fourth corner of our growth is a supportive community that encourages and reminds us of the other three corners. All of us need both peers as well as mentors to be a part of our supportive community.
The form each of our supportive communities takes will be different based on how the previously mentioned corners relate to our struggle, but it will be a community of truth and grace that reminds us of the Gospel. Specifically, it will remind us of the seriousness of our sin, the radical acceptance and unconditional love of Christ, the new identity we have in Christ, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to bring about change. In some cases, we may need to seek professional counseling or a focused support group to be a part of our community as well.