“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.”
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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