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By On July 25th, 2015

Domestic Violence and Spiritual Abuse

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital According to the Unted States Department of Jutices [USDOJ], Office on Violence Against Women, Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over…

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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 24th, 2013

Why Do We Abuse Power?

We see abuse of power everywhere. In the recent news, there have been religious authority figures using their power to commit and cover up sexual and spiritual abuse, political figures using their power to spy on their own citizens, and chances are most of us have felt abused by bosses who use their power to…

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