Sweeping Spiritual Abuse Under the Carpet

Sweeping Spiritual Abuse Under the Carpet

"Sweeping Spiritual Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

OWN A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON

It does happen... where churches are aware they've crossed a line and they make efforts to conceal it. But most of the time churches aren't even aware that they are practicing spiritual abuse and inflicting it on their members. I have lots of friends who are survivors of spiritual abuse. In fact, many of them are in our very vibrant online community The Lasting Supper and are recovering. Please join us! My friend Ashley Easter is hosting The Courage Conference that will happen from Oct 20-21 in Raleigh, NC, and LIVE online. There are scholarships available. Check it out HERE. Here's a small blurb about it Ashley sent me: "The Courage Conference is a non-denominational event that will offer a judgment-free place for survivors of abuse (especially those abused in Christian contexts) and those who love them to gather and hear inspiring stories from other survivors about moving forward in boldness and healing. The event will also educate pastors and church leaders on the topic of abuse and introduce them to safe practices and resources for their faith community. The Courage Conference offers a unique opportunity to hear from advocates and trained professionals through inspiring keynotes talks, Q&A sessions and workshops in addition to connecting attendees with local and national resources, so they don't have to do this alone." Maybe it's just what you need!

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