The following is an essay I wrote over a year ago for Christianity Today. It was declined, but as I was going through some old files today, I came across it again. I’ve healed a lot since writing this, but I feel it captures a window into the grief resultant from abuse in the church. I hope you find it comforting.
VIDEO: How God Uses Suffering, Live at Christian Business Luncheon
Jennifer Michelle Greenberg speaks on “How God Uses Suffering,” at The Christian Business Luncheon in Tomball, Texas.
Not Forsaken Available for Pre-Order!
Hello friends! It’s been a wild blur of a week. We are finishing up final edits on the last chapter of Not Forsaken, I submitted an article about finding hope after church abuse for the ERLC (stay tuned for that!), and today I interviewed with the amazing Bryan Kirk over at Houston Patch (stay tuned for that too!). But my …
A Response to The Pope: 1000+ Sexual Abuse Victims, 300+ Abusive Priests
Yesterday, Pope Francis published a letter addressing a Grand Jury Report which catalogs horrifying cases of sexual abuse mismanaged or intentionally concealed by leaders within multiple Roman Catholic Dioceses.
2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church
My mom knew that my dad was a pervert with a violent temper who never apologized for anything. She thought that if she submitted to him and was a good Christian wife, he would eventually become a good Christian man, repent of his sin, and love her. Her background included catholic, charismatic, and reformed doctrines, and there was a copy …
What To Expect When You Come Out As An Abuse Survivor
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been very vocal lately about my past experiences with child abuse and domestic violence. However, I originally came out about my victimization long before #MeToo or #TimesUp ever swept the internet. In fact, I came out during my early marriage, in 2006, when I publicly denounced my dad as a violent …