Ministering to Sexual Brokenness: Accountability
Ministering to Sexual Brokenness
Anyone who is struggling sexually has the tendency to get isolated. Because it is hard to talk about one's sexuality in public it is even hard to voice out the problem. But once the barrier is taken and it has been shared with someone, like a friend, pastor or a pastoral worker, there is the possibility of staying accountable to this person.
Accountability is set once the person realizes that to have victory over a sexual problem he/she will need others to keep them in check. The best way to do that is to man to man accountability or woman to woman. Husband and wife is possible, but can also make it really difficult. To have more than one accountability partner is even better.
It is really good to have a group of people surrounding the person who is dealing with these issues. Pray regularly for them and be accessible. For any one who gives accountability it is important to know that the person who seeks accountability is responsible for their own choices. They need to be the one who wants to receive help and in that order need to seek it.
It is important to understand that accountability helps in stopping a problem, yet it is trust that is the beginning of healing in one's heart. So accountability can help in the strenghtening of your will, but it will be trust that is the pathway to healing and resolve of any issue in your life.