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Episode 5: Spiritual Abuse in the Church—Interview with Jimmy Hinton

by | Jan 23, 2019 | Expert Interviews, Healing from Spiritual Abuse, Learning, The Flying Free Podcast, Waking Up | 5 comments

Emotional abuse survivors often face spiritual abuse in their churches when they go forward to get help. Why is this? And what can women who have suffered this secondary abuse do to recover and heal? Natalie interviews pastor Jimmy Hinton for some insight. (A transcript is available below for those who would prefer to read rather than listen.)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Champions of Illusion Videos

Porch Swing Ministries

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee


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  1. Jolienne Guthridge

    Excellent interview. I see the minimization of victims experience by church leaders often and am so heartened by pastors like Jimmy who are willing to speak to these issues!

  2. Melinda Cadwallader

    This was so good. I’ve spent years trying to get pastors and ministers to sit down and talk about these things- it’s such a smoke and mirrors show. And no one is ever willing. Too often, the one speaking up is viewed as “the problem” and the solution is just to cut out the problem. So the victim is ostracized and the leadership pats each other on the back and thanks god for keeping them safe from accusers. This whole profession is so twisted. Thank you for your resources.

  3. Christina

    Are the links to his videos posted? I’m unable to find them. Thank you

    • Natalie Hoffman

      The links are right above the podcast player!

  4. Bob

    Excellent interview and good information.


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