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Hearing the Silence Healing the Pain Sexual Abuse in the Church (1993)

A publication that seeks to understand the phenomenon of “professional misconduct through sexual abuse.” Exactly what constitutes professional misconduct through sexual abuse? In the case of adults, why do pastors/counselors/supervisors become sexually involved with men and women in their congregations and workplaces? Where are the lines between an “ordinary” responsible relationship between two consenting adults, and “professional misconduct through sexual abuse?” Is the extent of the problem really so great?