Women’s Health and Shame

Women’s Health and Shame

Women’s health topics bring up such strong emotions – “for” and “against” and everything in-between. By listening to some people you’d think the most important issues in life, in our culture, in our world, were contraception, abortion, and female sexuality.

OK, so these are important topics. But why do they stir up such strong feelings? Are these issues really as important as the “noise” would have us believe? As important as they are, there must be some deeper issues at play. It’s got to be about more than the simple “medical facts” these issues involve. What is that something deeper?

Why are Women’s Health Topics such a Big Deal?

I answer that here:

In this 3-minute video I talk about why women’s health topics resonate in us as deeply and loudly as they do. It has a lot to do with who we really are as women, the assaults we’ve experienced, and what God wants to do in and for us. Women’s health and shame too often go together, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.

This is an excerpt from a longer program I did with my friend Kristi Lemley of Living in the Light TV. We talked about women’s health, the brokenness so many women feel around these issues, the role of shame, and what kind of healing God wants to bring. I share a few stories of specific women I’ve worked with who have faced big struggles here.

Women’s health doesn’t have to mean shame and pain. It can mean healing and freedom!  Tweet that.

You can also see the full program on their website. Just look for the program from July 24th.


Do you need help here?

Perhaps you’ve been struggling with shame or pain in some area related to women’s health. Perhaps STDs, abortion, broken sexual relationships, or some other such issue has left you beaten down and miserable. You’re not sure there’s anything good in your future.

If that’s you, leave a comment below or send me a confidential message. God wants to bring you healing!

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In addition, you can find more about all this in my book Dr Carol’s Guide to Women’s Health. Among other topics, I talk about:

  • What a healthy woman is really all aboutDr Carol's Guide to Women's Health
  • How to know what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to reproductive health
  • Warning signs and preventive steps you can take to stay healthy
  • Maximizing satisfying connection and intimacy in your marriage
  • A whole lot more

Check out more about Dr Carol’s Guide to Women’s Health.


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