David’s interaction with Saul became increasingly difficult and dangerous. David began to experience spiritual abuse from King Saul who was insecure and self-centered. There are many applications from “David vs Saul” that can apply to leadership in the Church today.
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.