Episode 117: Mo Isom
My friend, Mo Isom, joins me again around my kitchen table. She sat around my table over a year ago where we talked about her story and book, Wreck My Life. You can listen to that on Episode 34. Mo is a married to Jeremiah and they now have 2 little girls. She is a New York Times bestselling author and communicator. There is something about Mo that is contagious—and I’m not talking about germs here. Her energy, excitement and passion for Jesus, life and others is truly contagious.
Her latest book, Sex, Jesus and the Conversations the Church Forget, was released last week. We had a candid conversation about it. We talk about why she felt called to be the voice to speak about sex and Jesus, how sexual sin speaks to our identity, why we struggle to know how to talk about sex, why the “how far is too far” question is the wrong question, false sex-pectations and what true love really is. There is a lot of great truth packed into this conversation. And side note, if you have a teenager this would be a great episode for them to listen to.
- Mo's first visit around my kitchen table - Episode 34
- Mo's first book: Wreck My Life
- Mo's latest book: Sex, Jesus and the Conversations the Church Forget
- Jim Burns' books about sex:
- Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexualityby Jim Burns
- God Made Your Bodyby Jim Burns
- How God Makes Babiesby Jim Burns
- The Purity Codeby Jim Burns
- Surviving Sarah Episode 98 with Jim Burns - "Let's talk about sex"
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
- "The heart behind the book is that we would recognize the truth of what sex is and what it was intended for and strip away the taboo feeling that we have around it and rise up as a church and reclaim sex for the glory of God."
- People relate to our imperfection more than our perfection.
- We struggle to talk about it because we don’t know where to start. Hoping it won’t happen and ignoring it isn’t the way to handle it. We can’t raise up a generation of kingdom culture changers if we don’t find healing first.
- The first conversation God has with man, involves sex. God is knitting together man’s inherent worth as an image bearing creation of God with his God guided instruction when it comes to sexuality. Those two things are woven together.
- We use sex to find worth, to leverage affirmation—things that God has already spoken over us in the beginning.
- Approach relationships with: What does love require? What true love really is. Love is action. Jesus taking up a cross dying on our behalf. That is love. True love is leading another to the love that transforms everything.
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