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

Tag: Pastoral Abuse

Protesting Jim Berg

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on February 10, 2015. A couple of weeks ago, I organized a protest group picketing Jim Berg’s “Christian Growth Bible Conference” at Grace Bible Church in Colorado Springs. I’m…

Church Secrets, Part 2

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Elizabeth Burger’s blog.  It was originally published on October 20, 2016.   Note: this post contains some names that were changed to protect the people mentioned.  Any name with an asterisk [*] next to it…

Church Secrets, Part 1

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Elizabeth Burger’s blog.  It was originally published on August 24, 2016.   Note: this post contains some names that were changed to protect the people mentioned.  Any name with an asterisk [*] next to…

The Lighthouse Girl

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on June 17, 2014. There was once was a little girl, raised in the Village. The Village was a utopia, walled off for protection and insulated from the world.…

#WhyILeft Fundamentalism, Part 4

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on January 13, 2015. Continued from part 3 Can You meet me in my room? A place where I feel safe Where I don’t have to run away…

#WhyILeft Fundamentalism, Part 3

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on January 11, 2015. Continued from Part 2 That’s why I hide here in the dark So no one has to see my pain… But can You bring…

The End Was Only A New Beginning…

“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting.  If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim.  If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”…