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How To Report Abuse By A Priest Or Clergy

How To Report Abuse By A Priest Or Clergy

Have you been sexually assaulted in your past and never reported it? You may think too much time has gone by to do anything about it. But that may not be the case. Especially if the abuse was done to a minor. The statute of limitations varies per state. I wanted to...

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Do You Have A #BraveToo Story?

Do You Have A #BraveToo Story?

I am #BraveToo. Bravery. It's fun to read about in books or watch on the movie screen. But when you're called to do something brave ... woah, different story. Vocabulary.com defines brave this way: Courageous, dauntless, perhaps a little bit daring, a person who is...

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Detoxing After Working At Harvest Bible Chapel

Detoxing After Working At Harvest Bible Chapel

If you're in the Chicagoland area you most likely have heard about the various issues at Harvest Bible Chapel. This post is for those who have attended there but it may be helpful for anyone trying to find healing from spiritual abuse.  As a professional life coach, I...

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Healing From Church Hurt

Healing From Church Hurt

I hate to admit that I have a lot of experience healing from church hurt. Many of these experiences were actually spiritual abuse. Yet, I didn't know that at the time. Someone asked me how I've learned to love well. My response came without thinking ... "Because I've...

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When You Need Hope For The New Year

When You Need Hope For The New Year

It's the New Year! For so many people it can feel like a fresh start. You're ready to go for your dreams and make this year even better than years past. But for others, it brings on timidity and hesitation to have hope because last year didn't end up the way they...

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#038 Signs of Spiritual Abuse

#038 Signs of Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual abuse is rampant among churches. It has become so normal that we have been groomed under the guise of "submission to authority." But it is actually control, manipulation, and bullying. If you've ever been in this kind of situation you most likely felt crazy...

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#036 What I Learned From My #MeToo #ChurchToo Story

#036 What I Learned From My #MeToo #ChurchToo Story

I wrote a blog post My Untold Story of #MeToo #ChurchToo in April 2018 in response to the accusations of abuse by Bill Hybels at Willow Creek. I never intended to share my story - in fact, many of my friends and those at the church I had attended at the time have...

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25 Signs Of Spiritual Abuse

25 Signs Of Spiritual Abuse

I don't like writing this kind of post. It's so sad to me that we have to even describe what spiritual abuse looks like. When I first started serving in vocational ministry I always messed up (or so I thought). So many times I thought I wasn't submissive. I asked God...

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To The Bystanders Of The #MeToo #ChurchToo Incident

To The Bystanders Of The #MeToo #ChurchToo Incident

Some of you know that I went through a situation of #MeToo #ChurchToo. I wrote about it in a blog post back in April when the information started coming out about Bill Hybels at Willow Creek. I addressed questions like why did it take so long to be made known? How do...

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Communication Dividing The Body Of Christ

Communication Dividing The Body Of Christ

The Lord spoke to me in a dream about what is dividing the body of Christ. And how we are to recalculate so to be wise to the enemy's schemes. I had a dream where I was on the phone with a good friend. We got interrupted and cut off. I got a call from the operator who...

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Time Of Refreshing For The Body Of Christ

Time Of Refreshing For The Body Of Christ

This is a season for the body of Christ to embrace their unique role (metron, wiring, gifts, passions, calling) by aligning themselves with the Father heart of God. By being transformed in His presence and extending His father/mother heart to the body of Christ and...

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My Untold Story Of #MeToo #ChurchToo

My Untold Story Of #MeToo #ChurchToo

 I never planned on telling my story.  I have been silent for 13 years about the married pastor who was inappropriate with me. Pastor John Czech In light of the Bill Hybels of Willow Creek accusations, my heart is to help the body of Christ find mercy, grace, and...

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