Emotional Abuse in the Local Church by Mary J. Yerkes

 “Emotional abuse is always a component of physical, sexual, and verbal abuse, but it can also stand alone,” she says. “In all cases of abuse, the perpetrator uses intimidation, humiliation, isolation and fear to diminish their victim’s sense of self and sanity.”

Does your church want to know how to help victims of emotional, physical, sexual and yes, even spiritual abuse?  I hope so!  I hope you desire to make your church “a safe place, where victims and their abusers can find grace, love and healing.”

For more practical suggestions and to read the entire article, click here.

Another excellent resource:  The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority in the Church by David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen


About Bangladesh MKs Speak

We are a group of American former missionary kids (MKs) who lived in Bangladesh while Donn Ketcham worked as a missionary doctor there with the mission agency Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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One Response to Emotional Abuse in the Local Church by Mary J. Yerkes

  1. I’ve read The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse – excellent book. Another one by Jeff VanVonderen that is really good is When God’s People Let You Down.

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