Stories Of Abuse From Within The Church

Stories Of Abuse From Within The Church

I never hit publish on this blog post from 2019: Stories of Abuse From Within the Church. I forgot about it until I saw it in my drafts today.  I think at the time, I was hesitant to share it because I had a lot of questions. What will it stir up? What problems will...
I Was Abused By A Priest

I Was Abused By A Priest

I’ve thought about how to start this post hundreds of times. But writing it feels surreal. It feels like I am about to tell you a story about someone else. This is the first time I’m publicly sharing my story of sexual abuse by a Catholic Priest. When The Anderson...
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...
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...
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...
#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...

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