Four Primary Conditions that Result in People Leaving Abusive Churches and Cults

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Spiritual Abuse: Leaving Abusive Cults and High-Controlling Churches

I have been very moved by many of your stories of abuse in the recent article, Spiritual Abuse: What Was the Last Straw That Caused You to Leave Your Abusive Church?

Spiritual abuse is obviously not isolated. It’s happening all over and crosses denominational lines. Several people have said that they could only read through a few comments at a time because the accounts were so painful.

Thank you to the many who shared your personal accounts. Many people don’t have an idea of what spiritual abuse means. You helped define it for them and now they will be able to have greater understanding, empathy, care for those of us who have experienced this harm.

My friend and fellow spiritual abuse survivor, Ken Garrett, posted in the comments what made him leave with his family:

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Later, Ken posted another comment which I “hijacked” for this article (with…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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