Freeing Women from Sexual Shame – HeartStrong Faith

Hello! My friend Cynthia Hester interviewed me for a profile piece for HeartStrong Faith. She wrote a beautiful article on how God changed my life and gave me a passion to help women. Here are a few of her words:

“I think if we can break women free from shame, they’ll have an easier time breaking free from sexual sin,” Joy Pedrow Skarka explains. An adventure-seeking millennial, she loves friend dates, Texas tacos, traveling adventures, and Florida beach time. Joy speaks about subjects on which some feel shame. Recently a young woman approached Joy after she spoke to high school girls at a youth conference and asked in a guilt-ridden voice, “Am I a horrible person because sometimes I think about having sex?” Joy answers hard questions on topics often considered taboo.

Joy’s ministry mantra, “creating spaces to free women from shame,” provides the focus for her multi-platform ministry and her doctoral dissertation research at Dallas Theological Seminary. Driven by the desire to see change face-to-face, Joy speaks at churches, seminary events, college retreats, and women’s groups. She especially enjoys disciplining women through online and in-person small groups. She created her ministry blog six years ago, and currently sends it to 3,000 email subscribers. The blog covers many topics including singleness, body image, pornography, sexual abuse, and sexual addiction…

Continue reading her article here!

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