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Another first for Lanka Bible College

“Woman Why are you Weeping?” was the theme for Sri Lanka’s first Women’s Seminar on sexuality held in Colombo, Monday March 19th. Lanka Bible
College, Peredinya organized the seminar and the guest speakers were Dot and Peter Lane from Exodus Asia Pacific, a ministry to help Christians overcome sexual problems. Around 100 women attended the day.

Topics included:
* A biblical understanding of sexuality Understanding the differences between females.
* Understanding how early childhood trauma such as sexual or verbal abuse effects women.
* Counselling and healing. There was also interactive discussion and prayer.

From an anonymous survey conducted at the seminar, 35 women said they had been sexually abused and 23 had seen some form of pornography. Many women said that they had found the day most helpful and very healing.

Lanka Bible College also organized similar seminars up country (hill country where tea etc is grown) in Badulla and Nuwara Eliya with around 70 men and women attending. Participants up country said how helpful the seminars had been. Another anonymous survey revealed 14 women had been sexually abused. The fact that so many women had been sexually abused indicates there needs to be much teaching on sexuality.

Other women’s seminars are planned for 2008.