Spiritual abuse is painful and a serious problem in some churches, unfortunately. When we consider the consequences of spiritual abuse, we begin to understand why Jesus emphasized this is part of discipleship.
Have you had a difficult or even painful church experience? Or maybe you wonder about your current faith community where some things “just don’t add up”? Sometimes, these are symptoms of spiritual abuse – when churches wound. In this audio message, learn about the fourteen dynamics of spiritual abuse.
Do you have a “soul” or are you a “soul”? Many theologians and modern translations have essentially “banished” the soul since the 1950s. The resulting vacuum has been filled by the mental health industry with often not the greatest results. But the Scriptures do support the soul and spirit integral to our being. This must be reclaimed to more fully understand healing and transforming prayer, among other reasons.
When we maintain and grow in our love for Jesus, we are least vulnerable to spiritual seduction. Some believers seek healing and transformation in “other ways” that can lead them astray, into bondage and eventually the need for deliverance and healing from Jesus. Better to avoid this in the first place by a focus on and love for Jesus.
Miscarriages can be emotionally painful if not traumatic, in addition to medical issues. Emotional wounds can persist for years. Evelyn gives her personal testimony concerning miscarriages and eventual healing. No doubt many women who have experienced miscarriages can identify with much of her story.