Multiple bloggers sharing, educating and supporting those who have been in unhealthy churches.

Month: October 2016

When No Must Mean No: Setting Boundaries

It’s kind of odd, when you think about it, that people who otherwise have strong convictions on issues such as religion can be somewhat ambiguous when it comes to expressing disagreement, largely out of fear of offending someone. Nobody wants to have a…

Pausing for a moment

I want to pause a moment from my other series and discuss on something major. Please feel free to offer insight as this subject is something I ponder and study quite often. The subject of tongues. As I mentioned in my previous writings…

Just Couldn’t Stay Part 4

Continued from Part Three. I stopped everything. Pants, cutting my hair, make up, movies, music, friends, sometimes sex with the DH, being best friends with my DH, happiness, peace of mind and you can insert just about anything else and I stopped it.…

Abominations

I’ve heard it preached repeatedly that we can’t give God anything but our best. Deuteronomy 17:1 is used as a reason for this. But that passage isn’t talking about giving less than the best for sacrifices. It says nothing about seeking out the…

Wounded Sheep: The IFB Flock, Part I

The Bully Pulpit and Jezebel Spirit of Rogue Independent-Fundamental Baptist Churches This evil is causing tremendous damage to our Lord’s flock through spiritual abuse and perversion of Scripture to meet the agenda of nefarious leaders.  Our desire is to shed light in this…

Just Couldn’t Stay Part 3

Continued from Part Two. Now I am fifteen and am starting to be attentive to preaching. At this point in my life I didn’t fully understand or know what my theology was. I believed that Jesus was God’s son, people could get the…

To my former church

Dear former church: Why do you shun people? I could understand you not wanting to be best friends with me since I left your church, but why do you turn your faces away as I walk past? Why would you stand in the…

Just Couldn’t Stay Part 2

Continued from Part One. It wasn’t just one thing that made me decide to leave as I mentioned yesterday, it was a compilation of many. Alright back story time. I grew up in a “holiness” church. Translation: any and everything will result in…

Book Giveaway #8

We have given away books for years as part of the spiritualabuse.org ministry and this will be our eighth one via this new blog area. This is your chance to receive one or more free books on various issues. The first people with…

I Just Couldn’t

I couldn’t stay once I read it in the bible for myself. I couldn’t stay any longer when I found out that a lot of what I believed was added into scripture. I couldn’t stay any longer once my eyes where open to…

God agrees with ME!

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on November 30, 2014. Like ships in the night You keep passing me by We’re just wasting time Trying to prove who’s right And if it all goes crashing…