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Trauma With Another Church


Lily of ValleyNot every survivor of abuse will have the same experience as revealed in these writings, but the sad fact is that the majority of Christians have not been educated concerning the ramifications of involvement with a destructive "cult"--not even understanding the words, "spiritual abuse." As a result, they can unwittingly cause further pain and re-traumatization to a survivor that is already suffering from complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

In spite of this painful experience (which was mainly with one of the church's Sunday school classes), the minister of this large Christian church (who later re-located in 1996 to another country to begin a new ministry) was familiar with spiritual abuse and legalism and expressed humility, kindness, gentleness and compassion beyond what was ever shown by a minister in the Worldwide Church of God. The love of Christ that he showed will always be remembered.

Read: Poems/Free Verse and Comfort in Words of Hymns (words which speak of Jesus and His love)

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"Christ draws us to Himself, not to any particular denomination." ~Anonymous


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