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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Concluding Thoughts

13 December 2012, 06:35

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Concluding Thoughts We conclude our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. We come to the end of this road together. This has been rewarding for me, and I hope it has been for others as well. All […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 21: A Second Response: Fight

6 December 2012, 09:41

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 21: A Second Response: Fight We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. If it seems the Lord is leading you to stay in a difficult situation, this chapter has some wisdom for you. Decide […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 20: One Response: Flight

28 November 2012, 10:30

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 20: One Response: Flight We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. If you find that you are currently involved in a religious system that is abusive, should you stay or go? Chapter 20 looks […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 19: Recovering Right Focus (Part 1)

15 November 2012, 05:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 19: Recovering Right Focus We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. This chapter is about our focus. Spiritual abuse tends to leave people self-focused. They become preoccupied with doing things right and keeping those […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 18: Renewing the Mind

7 November 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 18: Renewing the Mind We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Even after we leave an abusive system, we are likely to continue to struggle with damaging habits of thought. “God’s stance toward us […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 17: How to Escape a Spiritual Trap

25 October 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 17: How to Escape a Spiritual Trap We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. What makes a good trap? A trap has to be easy to get into and hard to get out of, […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Introduction to Part Three

18 October 2012, 06:00

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We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Next week we move on to Part Three, which is focused on recovery. Let’s review where we are and how we got here. There is a summary of Part One and introduction to Part […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 16: The People Get Devoured

11 October 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 16: The People Get Devoured We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, even while for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 15: Spreading “The Gospel”

4 October 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 15: Spreading “The Gospel” We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Are we spreading the heavenly message that was announced with “Peace on earth, good will towards men,” or are we recruiting people to […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 14: “No Admittance”

20 September 2012, 10:30

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 14: “No Admittance” We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Jesus broke the “can’t-talk” rule. He stood up against the religious leaders on behalf of those who were being spiritually oppressed when he cleansed […]