Vaginismus: massive ignorance within the Christian church
We are delighted to share Emily’s story, who so candidly shared her past struggles with vaginismus, and the unfortunate lack of support and misguidance from her Christian community.
Emily was cured by us in 2015, and has since become an advocate for this cause. Please read and share to enlighten as many people as possible.
- I’m sharing it because I want so badly for this topic to become normalized in Christian culture.
- My body instinctively rejected what we were trying to do, what I was fully wanting to do, and consenting to do. I started to panic, “What is wrong with me? No one prepared me for this amount of pain!”
- The doctor forced inside to complete the exam anyway. She said, “I don’t see or feel anything wrong with you. But you know, sex isn’t typically comfortable the first couple of times so just drink a glass of wine and relax.” Thanks, doc. If I had a nickel for every time someone suggested I “drink a glass of wine and relax,” I’d be a millionaire.
- There is a massive ignorance concerning issues of this nature within the church. People in leadership are not typically trained how to counsel couples through these kinds of problems, because they are unaware that they even exist. I know this because I’m not just speaking about our experience.