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.

Thoughts on The Body Keeps the Score

In an online group, someone posted about the book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. They shared how helpful it was for anyone who had been involved in a…

Top December 2017 Posts

In December 2017, the blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 9882 visits, with 6047 being unique. Below are the top ten read posts for December from seven different authors. We are always looking for new people to join our group of…

Top November 2017 Posts

In November 2017, the blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 9437 visits, with 5067 being unique. We are always looking for new people to join our group of bloggers, so please consider registering and watch your email for more information. How…

Woman ‘in the Spirit’ on a Jamaican Flight

There is a partially false story being rapidly spread on Facebook (and probably elsewhere) that a woman aboard a flight to Jamaica saved the plane from crashing by being ‘in the Spirit’ before take-off. The plane was at Owen Roberts International Airport in…

Top October 2017 Posts

In October 2017, the blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 10,448 visits, with 5496 being unique. We are always looking for new people to join our group of bloggers, so please consider registering and watch your email for more information. How…

22 Similarities In Christian Cults

One of our readers, D.M., submitted this article and they wish to remain anonymous. ******************* With the “me too” campaign being highlighted on social media recently, I decided it’s time to stop the code of silence on this issue. I just finished reading…

Struggles In Starting Over

Someone had posted their thoughts elsewhere and I obtained permission to share them here with our readers. It is our hope that it will be encouraging to people. Directly below is the post and afterward I will add a few comments. *****All these…

Top September 2017 Posts

In September 2017, the blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 7570 visits, with 4303 being unique. We are always looking for new people to join our group of bloggers, so please consider registering and watch your email for more information. How…

Top August 2017 Posts

In August 2017, the blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 6317 visits, with 3417 being unique. We are always looking for new people to join our group of bloggers, so please consider registering and watch your email for more information. How…

Our 20th Anniversary Giveaway

This is now closed. We have given away books for years as part of the spiritualabuse.org ministry and this will be our fourth large one via this blog for 2017 and it is in celebration of our 20 year anniversary of the website.…

Our 20th Anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the spiritualabuse.org website. We had a very small beginning way back on August 23, 1997 and over time have grown to be fairly large. We were originally part of AOL’s home pages (membership pages) until January 25,…

My Church Experience After Leaving Part 2

This is continued from Part 1. Years later when I saw error in the main teachings of the United Pentecostal Church, so much time had passed in not attending a church that the thought of doing so brought about a bit of apprehension.…