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

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One Silent Night

We live in a troubled world filled with violence, evil, poverty and disease. You never know what a day or night will bring. Anything can happen to rock our world; a phone call, kicked out of the church you’d been attending, a job…

Conversation with an Atheist

I have a coworker who is an atheist. I’ve known that or at least had a strong suspicion of it for awhile now. She’s looking for a new house and was asking today about different areas I was familiar with. It’s sad how…

What happened to being nice?

I’ve been attending a certain church since February. In all that time, I still haven’t really connected with anyone. They’ve said so many times, “We’re all introverts,” as an excuse for why they aren’t friendlier. This morning I pulled into the parking lot…

Third Book Giveaway Of 2017

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

Second Book Giveaway of 2017

This giveaway is now closed. 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…

Dear pastor: Mothers’ Day

I cringe every year in May. Mother’s Day is coming. After years of hearing sermons about motherhood being the highest purpose or calling of a woman, of guilt trips because I’d never had a child, of thinking I was weird for not wanting…

Dear Pastor Part One

Why do you consider yourself a shepherd? John 10 says: 7 so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep…

Kicked Out on Mother’s Day

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. It will mark a year from the day my former pastor indirectly invited me to leave his church from the pulpit. He said something to the effect: “If anybody doesn’t like that I’m rough around the edges…

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…

Christmas 2011

This is re-posted from 2011. Today has been a day full of shocks and a pleasant surprises… from the deacon who gave me a nice Christmas gift for helping him greet on Sunday mornings to the woman who asked if I’d like to…