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Spiritual Abuse

Crazy Is Easier

Tara Hedman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

That's not to say we aren't responsible for our choices as adults. We are. Responsible for telling the truth and getting the support we need. We are responsible for our feelings and taking action on our own behalf. Responsible for making amends. Responsible for learning to nurture our own hearts when we've never felt nurtured.

What Christians Need to Know

Tara Hedman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I don't believe Christian ministry leaders and pastors intend to injure others. Regardless of intent, damage often occurs. The hearts and souls they hope to nurture and influence become collateral damage in the name of pastoral counseling.

Trust: The Church and Facebook

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

You don't undo those things with better packaging, or a new release of an old product. You have to do the deep, soul-baring, painful work of repentance and asking forgiveness -- and do it without caring if this person ever comes to your church or not.

Amanda's Story Of Religious Abuse As A Teen

Jack Watts | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Jack Watts

The list of downright despicable behavior I witnessed over the years is too long to mention here -- everything from financial impropriety to sexual indiscretions to cruelty-for-pleasure.

How Many Americans Have Been Abused by Religion?

Jack Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jack Watts

The initial response to "Recovering from Religious Abuse" is a good illustration of how massive the problem of denial is among religious leaders.