We’ve all heard of abuse. Domestic abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, mental or emotional abuse. I think most of us “get” what those terms mean or can assume the basics even if we don’t understand the signs, implications and breadth of the abuse.
When I started talking about the term “spiritual abuse,” I got a lot of confused looks or comments. What’s that? people would ask. After all spiritual abuse isn’t talked about. It doesn’t have a ribbon or a campaign. Most don’t know about it, many don’t want to talk about it.
Simply put, just like emotional abuse affects us emotionally and verbal abuse is done verbally, spiritual abuse is done using spiritual things and affects the victim’s spiritual life. Continue Reading →