I recently had the honor of interviewing with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) on “How can a survivor thrive after sexual abuse?” In addition, they’re gifting readers with a free pre-release chapter from my upcoming book! Not Forsaken releases on August 20, and this preview download will give you an idea of what to expect from it.
But for me personally, nothing is more frustrating than discovering a weakness inside myself. A blind spot. A behavioral pattern resultant from years of abuse that I never realized I had.
I’m recovering from abuse, and while I’ve made a lot of progress, shame still permeates my life. How do I break free? How do I trust that God loves me?
Hi Jennifer. I’m in a marriage where there’s emotional and spiritual abuse. My husband is a pastor and very legalistic. He constantly criticizes me, accuses me of not doing God’s will, and claims he knows what God’s will is even on non-eternal issues. He can’t agree to disagree, and it’s damaging my faith to the point that I sometimes doubt …
Because, no matter how smart, strategic, or passionate you may be, you have been sent out as sheep among wolves.
In a dramatic piece published by The New Yorker, author Rebecca Mead refers to, The Passion of Emma González, comparing the plucky teen girl to Joan of Arc, and by implication, Jesus Christ. While the writer no doubt intends the saintly veneration of González, she is contributing to the psychological crucifixion of these children.
Here’s Why Emotional Abusers Use Insults, Slander, and Online Harassment to Silence Opposing Views