1. WHAT YOU CAN DO:
a. Forgive Yourself! (Rom. 8:1; 38-39; I Cor. 5:17) The only one who can condemn you is God. Find peace in knowing that He doesn’t.
b. Lose the Shame! (I Peter 2:6; Isaiah 43:25; Rom.12:1-2)) Renew your mind daily with prayer, scripture and meditation.
c. Choose to Live Free! (Jer. 29:11; Philippians 3:13-14) Refuse to live in the past. Surrender your life and will to God.
d. Watch your associations and past times (Prov. 13:20; I Corin. 15:33; Ps. 119:37) Live your life with wisdom.
2. WHAT CHRISTIANS (CHURCH) SHOULD DO:
a. Provide a safe, nurturing place of acceptance
b. Start and/or support a “Soul Care” ministry
c. Don’t criticize or demean women who bravely share their past.
d. Schedule frequent times of prayer and encouragement specifically for the Emotionally Wounded.
For all, read this excellent article, Eight Ways to Show Hurting People You Care. Click on this link. http://www.lifeway.com/Article/eight-ways-to-show-hurting-people-you-care