A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

A Spiritual Abuse Inventory

In my late teens I joined a conservative Adventist ministry, where over the next decade I experienced—along with many blessings—spiritual, sexual, and psychological abuse. The directors of the ministry held very strict rules about dress, diet, and lifestyle—spoken and unspoken. For instance, the spoken rules required women to wear long dresses at a

#MeTooAndBeyond

#MeTooAndBeyond

Social activist Tarana Burke started the #MeToo movement in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse in society. October of 2017, actress Alyssa Milano posted "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," relaunching the movement and bringing forth a plethora of confessions, including m

Highlights from the Week: Trash and Horrific Abuse

Highlights from the Week: Trash and Horrific Abuse

Trash I don’t suppose there is any household where someone likes taking out the trash. I know I don’t, and sometimes I put it off because, well, I don’t want to deal with it. It’s stinky and gross. The truth is, we live in a world in decay, and trash is one thing we cannot escape dealing with. We may get away with avoiding it for a while, but event

How to Find Healing From Sexual Abuse

How to Find Healing From Sexual Abuse

God created sexuality as an expression of love, to be experienced in lifelong, monogamous partnership between a man and a woman. Within God’s design, the fire of sexuality warms and enlivens us; but outside of that design, the same fire chars and sears. What brings life within boundaries brings death outside of boundaries. Sexuality is either princ