So I stumbled on this great resource and community called the Spiritual Abuse Survivor’s Network. Their goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of spiritual abuse by promoting bloggers who have been abused and are using their voices to speak out against the injustices they’ve seen committed in the name of religion.
I love it and think it’s important because too often the reality of this kind of evil is just swept under the carpet. We don’t like to admit that our churches might not be safe. So we flatter ourselves that the biggest dangers lurk somewhere out there, beyond our borders. We’ve built whole mythologies around “ritual satanic abuse” and an Antichrist who comes from overseas bearing an olive branch of deception; when the truth is that often the most dangerous place is the place where we’ve fled for protection.
So I’m glad to have connected with these writers and bloggers who are trying to educate the Church on the evils that hide in the shadow of our crosses. Below you’ll find links to all the blogs in the Spiritual Abuse Survivor’s Network.
Check back tomorrow for my new post on Seven Warning Signs of Spiritual Abuse. And stay vigilant!
No Longer Quivering – Vyckie Garrison
Seeking The Light – Calulu
Love, Joy, Feminism – Libby Anne
The Phoenix and the Olive Branch – Sierra
Wordgazer’s Words – Kristen Rosser
Incongruous Circumspection – Joe Sands
Permission to Live – Melissa
Baptist Taliban and Beyond – Cindy Foster
Mari’s Muses – Mari
Past Tense Present Progressive – Latebloomer
Dispelled: One Girl’s Journey in a Homeschool Cult – Chandra Bernat
The Way Forward – Bruce Gerencser
Becoming Worldly – Heather Doney
Defeating The Dragons – Samantha
Wide Open World – Lana Hope
Feminist in Spite of Them – Sarah Henderson
Leaving Fundamentalism – Jonny Scaramanga
Love is Not Equal to Love – Mere Dreamer