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

Author: Lois

I was a member of the United Pentecostal Church for just under 13 years and was a licensed minister during a short part of that time. I am the owner of the SpiritualAbuse.org website, which was started four years after leaving. I am originally from southern New Jersey.

Christianity Without the Cross Giveaway

This is only open to those with a USA mailing address. (Unfortunately, it is cost prohibitive to mail books outside of the USA. Canadians with a USA mailing address are welcome to enter.) We have given away books for years as part of…

Second Book Giveaway of 2017

We have given away books for years as part of the spiritualabuse.org ministry and this will be our second large one via this blog for 2017. This is your chance to receive one or more free books on various issues. After making your…

Top April Posts

Here are the top ten read blogs from April 2017. The blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 7858 visits, with 4145 being unique. We are always looking for new people to join our group of bloggers, so please register and watch…

If You Were To Die Tonight

If you were to die tonight, where would you spend eternity? I saw this again the other day and I set it aside as I wanted to write about it. I grow so weary with seeing things like this. Unhealthy churches distort the…

Jewelry Questions

The teaching on jewelry can vary from church to church or area to area in some religious organizations. In my former church, wedding rings were fine, but in some of our other churches they taught you’d go to hell if you wore one.…

Top March Posts

This is for those interested in seeing the top ten read blogs from March 2017. The blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 8221 visits, with 4617 being unique. We are always looking for new people to join our group of bloggers,…

Against Oneness Pentecostalism Giveaway

Thanks to the generosity of Michael R. Burgos, Jr.,  we are giving away two brand new copies of his book, Against Oneness Pentecostalism. This sells on Amazon for $16 and was released in 2016. It contains many footnotes. Michael plans to issue a…

Brief Thoughts On Bitterness

For those of us who left abusive unhealthy churches, the warning against bitterness is an appropriate one. Whether a bad experience was in a church setting or totally unrelated, one needs to be on guard to not allow bitterness to remain should it…

Focus on Church or Jesus?

We often speak of the difference between following religion and having a relationship with God. Many of us, while in the United Pentecostal Church or similar churches, ended up getting caught up in religion and our focus shifted. Below is a quote from…

Is Your Identity In Your Dress?

You can be known as a “jean skirt girl” – but why would you want your identity wrapped around what you wear? Or your long uncut hair? Or anything similar? As a Christian, shouldn’t we want our identity to be wrapped around Jesus…

Have You Spoken Out About Spiritual Abuse?

I have had people share with me over the years that at first they didn’t realize that they had experienced what has been termed as spiritual abuse. It wasn’t until they came across a site such as spiritualabuse.org that they started to see…

First Book Giveaway of 2017

This giveaway has now ended, March 7, 2017. We have given away books for years as part of the spiritualabuse.org ministry and this will be our first one via this blog for 2017. This is your chance to receive one or more free…