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By On May 22nd, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Get off the Merry-Go Round!

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Last week we learned why we need to pray. This week we will learn how to pray effectively to overcome emotional obstacles that can prevent us from receiving our emotional healing. First you need to know that we are all human.…

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By On October 30th, 2014

From Point A to Point B: Healing and Maturity of Soul

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Do you ever plan something, and wonder how to get from point A to point B?  Sometimes it takes a bit of research, planning, or talking to someone about it. We all need healing and maturity of soul.  As we begin to learn to…

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By On September 12th, 2013

What are the Warning Signs of Spiritual Abuse?

Yesterday I wrote the tragedy of spiritual abuse and how it is able to occur within the church. While there are an uncountable number of churches preaching the love of God and following his word, there will always be those who corrupt even the most pure of ministries and those who are corrupted by the…

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By On September 11th, 2013

What Is Spiritual Abuse?

Allegations of abuse of power within the church happen much more than we would like. We would all like to think all churches are perfect sanctuaries where all are safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Abuse happens in all sorts of churches around the world for numerous reasons and the only way to stop…

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By On July 25th, 2013

Four Belief Systems That Support Spiritual Abuse

As spiritual abuse continues to make headlines, with the latest being allegations against a well-known international ministry, we often focus on the individual’s directly responsible, and with good reason. But, we should also remember that repeated abuse like those described do not usually happen in a vacuum. There are often conditions and beliefs that exist…

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By On June 13th, 2013

Many Women Don’t Use Mental Health Services After Abuse

According to a recent study, survivors of intimate partner violence and abuse aren’t getting the mental health services they need. However, the researchers also say family physicians are in the position to make the changes necessary to get victims the proper treatment they deserve. “More than half of the women participating in our study suffered…

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