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“A Few Bad Apples”

Some contend that abuse in the church – particularly spiritual abuse – is not so prevalent as to constitute a crisis. “It’s just a few bad apples,” they say of corrupt leaders and child abusers. “Just a few bad apples we can easily avoid.” But here’s the thing about bad apples: they spread their rot to other apples. Their bent …

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TGC: 6 Sins that Enable Abuse

In my work with church leaders and abuse victims, I’ve noted patterns of sin that precede almost every crisis. Had someone repented sooner, nipped sin in the bud, or held colleagues accountable, most abusive situations could be handled responsibly in a God-honoring way, rather than escalated or exacerbated.