SAST and Trauma Checklist

After hearing Nick Stumbo speak on how pornography and sexual sin affect the church, you may wonder what this looks like on an individual level. The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) and Trauma Checklist are two tools that can begin to reveal the “what” and “why” of a personal journey. These assessments are a first step toward healing.

The SAST was designed to assess sexually compulsive or “addictive” behavior. If you’re thinking, “Sure, I might struggle with pornography, but am I really addicted,” this tool can provide clarity. Remember, 68%-70% of Christian men and 30% of Christian women struggle to stop unwanted sexual behavior, so you are not alone. To complete the test, answer each question by placing a check next to the appropriate yes/no column.

If you find yourself scoring above the cutoff on the SAST, the Trauma Checklist will start to reveal the wounds that may be driving your behavior. Take some time to go through the list of questions, answering "Yes" to any that are currently true or have ever been true in your life.

If you scored above the individual scale cutoffs on the SAST or above four on the Trauma Checklist, you may consider joining a Pure Desire group or seeking counseling to grow in your health.

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