This topic has been ricocheting in my heart and head many years. I’ve noticed a greater influx of reader email and Facebook conversations about this topic, so much so that I felt it would be wise to address it again. (I wrote this post five ago, and I’ve updated it to give you more resources.) […]
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May 5, 2014
http://media.blubrry.com/prayeveryday/p/traffic.libsyn.com/uncagedpodcast/Uncaged_Podcast_-_Episode_6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSHere is the original viral post that this podcast is based on. Some things to remember as you assess the ministry you’re associated with or the church you attend in terms of spiritual abuse: Honor is earned when leaders display excellent […]
November 16, 2013
This is a request from Barb Orlowski who is doing research on those who have experienced spiritual abuse. As many of you know, I’ve written about this here. And Barb chatted about her book, Spiritual Abuse Recovery here. … Greetings! You are invited to participate in a New Survey regarding those who have experienced spiritual […]
November 12, 2011
Today I’m thankful to have Barbara M. Orlowski talking about her book Spiritual Abuse Recovery: Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness. For those of you who read the post about spiritual abuse and the accompanying post about what to do in its aftermath, this resource will be very helpful! Barbara addresses the gap […]
February 17, 2016
Dear Pope Francis, First, a thank you. Thank you for saying alarming, beautiful things, for elevating Jesus, for seeing Him on the face of the downtrodden, for loving our earth and demonstrating humility. You have been a breath of spring air, a reminder of the dignity of Jesus’ church. It’s in light of your heart […]
February 7, 2014
I ache when I hear or read about sexual assault. I simply cannot handle it. It’s even worse when I see the church perpetrating it or covering it up. When I learn about a powerful person perpetrating against the weak, I’m back in the schoolyard, wanting to duke it out with the bully. Problem is, […]
May 19, 2013
I watched the movie 42 last week, and I cried several times. God used the movie to speak to me profoundly, and in some ways I’m not even sure I can put words to paper about the change in me. You see, God has shown me something way down deep. I ache and writhe when […]
March 18, 2013
I’m over at Rachel Held Evans’ blog today sharing my story in more detail. It’s not a tale of spiritual abuse, but of sexual abuse and the scar that followed me the rest of my life. Note: trigger alert. It begins: On a recent run, I watched as two young boys, maybe first graders, labored […]
October 13, 2011
A little bit ago I wrote about spiritually abusive ministries and how you could spot them. I had a lot of interaction there, particularly people telling me their stories. As I thought about it, I realized I raised an issue without giving some feedback about how to better the situation. As one who wants to […]
December 7, 2020
Do you? Honestly answer these ten questions. Have you heard so many stories of pain that it’s difficult to hear one more?Do you feel like you’ve reached your emotional pain threshold?Have you experienced toxic systems (difficult boss, a confusing legal system, spiritual abuse in church, a broken family dynamic)?Have your efforts to change that toxic system […]
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