Taboo Topics

When I was growing up, some topics seemed to be closed off or had short answers to go with them. Any issues about our bodies developing or sex. Showing personal feelings seemed to be seen as weakness, and other topics would spark anger or condemnation. Also, matters about relationships and conflict and dealing with struggles in that context, such as discussing complex and uncomfortable issues.

There were things we were just never taught, and figuring out and learning them on my own has been traumatic and damaging to some degree.

It has been that way with life topics and my relationship with the Lord.

I have found this to happen in my church experiences along the way too.

There is a lot more that God says about sex than “don’t do it until marriage.” There are many scriptures about bringing our feelings to God and dealing with our anger.

There are scriptures about how we relate and communicate with one another—verses about conflict and the right way to handle things.

There is more to salvation than just being a get to heaven ticket.

God says a staggering amount of things about what we deal with and experience in this life. He gives us the whys and the hows to these topics that maybe we have not been taught otherwise. He left us with an incredible resource of truth.

I am grateful that God, our Heavenly Father, is willing to talk to and teach us about all these topics, so we aren’t lost.

It has been like wandering in the dark without light as I have lived life and sought to figure out how to understand these taboo topics and live a healthy life. I have many bumps and bruises from the things I have bumped into along the way, and I have several scars from the pits I have fallen into as I have sought to understand how to do things well.

Aside from taboo topics, we also have those phrases that have been said to encourage or help us but leave us confused about how to live them out or apply them to our lives in real-time.

Phrases like, “Cast Your anxieties on to the Lord.” just give them to Him. I did not understand how to do this and what that process looks like. For the longest time, I kept feeling like my faith was terrible because I struggled with this so badly.

Another example may be, “Replace the lie with the truth.” Again, this process can be much more complicated than it sounds, but we are not taught the how or the why.

As God has shown me these areas in my own life, and He has shone a light on the roots of why I have found myself in the places I have at times, He has placed a desire in me to talk about some of the taboo topics and hopefully have a conversation about them with you.

Next week we will begin a blog series on these types of topics.

I would love to hear from you! What topics do you wish had been discussed more in your home or church?

We will start digging in.

I don’t pretend to have all the answers to anything, but thankfully I don’t have to because God’s Word is where I have found the answers and the truth to these different topics.

The more God shows me and teaches me through His Word, the more healing and freedom come. Lies are exposed, and the truth is found.

Bondage and strongholds are broken. The enemy loses his grip on me, and I can live freer. I want this for everyone.

I want to leave you with this verse today. I pray His truth continues to transform and free you!

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32 (NASB)