Unstuck: Sex and Intimate Justice – Exploring Narratives of Patriarchal Power, Female Sexuality and Messages in the Church

Sat 10 AM | Goosecast

Dr. Emily Stone

Join a panel of women talk about sex, power, and justice! What messages, expectations, and roles were taught … or “caught”… in church culture? There is a hidden and not so hidden curriculum throughout spiritual formation in the church, particularly the Evangelical church, that teaches both males and females about power, gender, and expectations for sex. What are some of these messages? How are they the same and different from societal messages? How do these lessons in power, gender, and sex influence males, females, and relationships over time? A panel of women who have grown up in the Evangelical church and who are now moms, wives, ministers, and marriage and family therapists will discuss their own experiences as well as the lessons they have both learned and are trying to unlearn in adulthood. Audience participation will be encouraged at various points.

Emily Stone

A little bit of a gypsy and a little bit of a machine, Dr. Emily Stone is a question lover. She looks for gratitude, grace, hope, and tenderness in everyday adventure, details, and relationships. She is a professor at Pfeiffer University for their graduate program in marriage and family therapy and also runs a private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her areas of interest include trauma, sexual identity, spirituality, transition, grief, anger, depression, and anxiety as well as work with couples and families around relationship conflict and transition. Emily loves long walks, eating outside, talks over wine or coffee, and pretty much anything outside. She can be found online on Instagram @hopeandhealingmft, on twitter @emilyelizabeth1 or @hopeandhealingmft, and on Facebook at For Hope and Healing. Her podcast Unstuck, focuses on any and all issues where we tend to get “stuck” in life and can be found on any podcast platform.

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Susan Perkins

Susan Perkins joined Pfeiffer University as Clinic Director and Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in 2016. Susan earned her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech in 2010. She was awarded AAMFT’s Dissertation of the Year for her dissertation focusing on client factors in couples therapy. She is licensed in Idaho, Michigan, and North Carolina. She is a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor candidate. Susan served as President of the Idaho Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and President of the Idaho Counseling Association.

Susan previously lived in Missouri, Texas, Virginia, and Idaho. Susan, her husband, Ross, and their two children, Esther and Amelia, live in Apex, NC. When she is not supervising, administrating, teaching, networking, or researching, Susan is usually reading to her girls or brainstorming new game ideas with Esther.

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Missy Cava

Missy Cava loves to walk closely in friendship with people as they write the stories in their lives. She earned a B.A. in History from UNC-Charlotte which ignited a passion to champion the tenderness and resilience of the human spirit; for to be a student of history is to be a student of the heart. She is the ministry leader for the mothers’ group at her church, Renovatus in Charlotte, NC. She is married to the brilliant and brilliantly funny Dan Cava and has three wonder-filled kids, Dash, Marlowe & Evangeline.

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