“There is no agony like having an untold story inside you.” - Zora Neale Hurston
Posts tagged "spiritual abuse"
Who protects the flock? My encounter with an abusive pastor

Who protects the flock? My encounter with an abusive pastor

In what follows, Kay Ellen courageously tells of the abuse she experienced from her former pastor, Duane Yoder, and of the ways her communities of faith failed to hold him accountable. As you will learn from reading her own words, Kay has chosen to share her account publicly in order to help prevent this same...
Fallen to Freedom

Fallen to Freedom

In 2006, I approached my Pastor and shared with him that I felt that there was something missing between God and I and I wasn’t sure what it was. I asked if we could meet. He answered, “Sure, no problem.” And we had set up a date and a time. I am a very visual...
Honoring the Power of Worship

Honoring the Power of Worship

*This post was originally written for Dove’s Nest. See the Dove’s nest post here. For the last several years, I have been talking with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse about how the worship and teachings of their faith communities impacted their experiences of abuse, its traumatic consequences, and their ability to eventually seek recovery. A commitment...
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