Pastor Chuck O’Neal of Beaverton Grace Bible Church Taught Parents to Spank Adult Children
One of the more challenging aspects about abuse is the recurring triggers, even years after abuse.
In the strictest sense of the term, trigger is used to refer to experiences that “re-trigger” trauma in the form of flashbacks or overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, or panic. The brain forms a connection between a trigger and the feelings with which it is associated, and some triggers are quite innocuous. For example, a person who smelled incense while being raped might have a panic attack when he or she smells incense in a store (Source).
It started over a week ago when I heard the tragic news about brothers who were beaten by their parents and other church members in a so-called counseling session.
A mother and father whipped their 19-year-old son in church with…
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