Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Lori Alexander, Meaning of Spiritual Sounding Board, Misuse of Scripture, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Authority, The Transformed Wife

Lori Alexander Dishes Out Heartless Advice to Wife Who Was Sexually Abused

Admin note: This post is not part of Kathi's ongoing series reviewing Lori Alexander's book, The Transformed Wife, but is a "special report," if you will. The following was brought to our attention, and Kathi and I feel strongly that this kind of "counseling" needs to be addressed publicly. This advise can cause great harm… Continue reading Lori Alexander Dishes Out Heartless Advice to Wife Who Was Sexually Abused

Meaning of Spiritual Sounding Board, Personal Stories, Recovery Process, SPIRITUAL ABUSE RECOVERY, Spiritual Encouragement, SPIRITUAL SOUNDING BOARD

Tangled Lives of Spiritual Abuse Survivors

Spiritual Abuse, Recovery Process, Tangled Lives, Support   It must be that time of year. I had a rough day the last two days and had to call a support person to help me get on track. And it's not that I didn't know what my issues were, or how to fix them. I knew what… Continue reading Tangled Lives of Spiritual Abuse Survivors

Disturbing Trends, Failure to Report Crimes, Leaving the Church, Mandatory Reporting, Meaning of Spiritual Sounding Board, Media Interviews with Julie Anne, Narcissistic Pastors, Safe Churches, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, SPIRITUAL SOUNDING BOARD

Spiritual Abuse: Interview with Doug Bursch

*** *** Yesterday I did an interview with Doug Bursch from Seattle's KGNW radio station.  Doug describes himself in his bio as "a speaker, writer, pastor, teacher and evangelist."  We spoke about spiritual abuse, healthy and unhealthy churches.  I've done quite a few interviews since the lawsuit, but this one is my new favorite.  If… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: Interview with Doug Bursch

Meaning of Spiritual Sounding Board, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies

Challenging Pastors Publicly: Good or Bad?

When we go to church and listen to a pastor preach, there may be a “type” of sounding board: A sounding board (also known as a tester) is a structure placed above or behind a pulpit or other speaking platform which helps to project the sound of the speaker. The structure may be specially shaped to assist the projection, for… Continue reading Challenging Pastors Publicly: Good or Bad?