The Resource Women, sex, and God : women's sexuality and the internalization of religious messages, Petra S. Blum

Women, sex, and God : women's sexuality and the internalization of religious messages, Petra S. Blum

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Women, sex, and God : women's sexuality and the internalization of religious messages
Title
Women, sex, and God
Title remainder
women's sexuality and the internalization of religious messages
Statement of responsibility
Petra S. Blum
Title variation
Women's sexuality and the internalization of religious messages
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Grounded theory methodology was used to explore women's internalization of religious messages regarding their sexuality. Two research questions served as the guide for this study: how are women's sexual self-views informed by their religious teaching, and how are these messages, along with their experiences, lived in them sexually, psychologically, and spiritually? Eleven women (ages 30-74) were chosen who had been raised in a Western Christian tradition in the US (8 Protestant, 3 Catholic). Participants were interviewed through an in-depth three-interview process to gain an understanding of their experiences and how they resolved their concerns with sex and spirit. The findings revealed that fear, shame, and objectification served as the primary manner of regulating the women's sexuality within their religious traditions, resulting in detriment to sexual, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing through ruptures of sexual and spiritual safety. Complex (developmental) trauma arose as the overall impact of their religious sexual socialization, captured through seven categorical outcomes: identity conflicts, shame, self-blame, self-objectification, sexual and relationship problems with men, spiritual and sexual conflicts, and affect dysregulation. The theory of negotiating safety best captured the participants' attempts to reclaim psychological, sexual, and spiritual wellbeing, through their ongoing efforts to secure sexual and spiritual safety. Grace was found to provide the safety needed for sexual and spiritual growth, experienced in marital and therapeutic relationships that were egalitarian, and for one woman, her egalitarian church. Grace was shown to be manifested with self, others, and God through embodiment, whole-hearted relating, and trust. Recommendations for clinicians and faith practitioners were provided
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UMS
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Blum, Petra S.
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2015.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Body image in women
  • Women and spiritualism
  • Women and religion
  • Shame
  • Schemas (Psychology)
  • Psychic trauma
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Women, sex, and God : women's sexuality and the internalization of religious messages, Petra S. Blum
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Publication
Copyright
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Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed February 2, 2016)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277)
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
936371454
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936371454
Label
Women, sex, and God : women's sexuality and the internalization of religious messages, Petra S. Blum
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed February 2, 2016)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
936371454
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936371454

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