When religion teaches gender roles, it violates God’s design for both men and women and is an underlying cause of emotional and spiritual abuse.
Healing from Spiritual Abuse
Why do Christian women tend to be people pleasers? And how can they recover from the exhaustion and frustration of having to make everyone happy all the time?
There is a connection between spiritual and emotional abuse when churches use God and the Bible to power over and control Christian women.
When modern day Pharisees demand submission of half the human race rather than lifting up Christ’s Way of living in submission to one another, they continue the humanistic culture of power-over. It’s easy to do. Rules that control part of the human race make things simple. Walking by faith in the living, breathing Spirit of Christ and respecting the boundaries of other human lives is more complex and requires maturity, discernment, and a vibrant walk with Jesus. It’s not so black and white.
If a tennis player is playing a game with someone who isn’t hitting the ball back, is that person still a real tennis player? Emotional abuse victims are often labeled as codependent. But we’d like to make a case for the idea that some victims may just be playing tennis with the wrong player, and they aren’t codependent at all.
Author, speaker, and counselor, Bob Hamp, dives deep into the ways religion kills people. This is a fascinating interview about good, evil, and the connection that sets us free from both.
An abuse survivor sees herself mirrored in the eyes of other people. What she sees is a distortion of who she is because other people don’t really know who she is all the time. To heal, she will need to see herself through a new lens.
Kathryn loved God and tried everything she could to be a good Christian wife. But no matter what she did, her husband made sure she believed she was the poison in the relationship. Here’s how she got free.
What does it take to get free of a destructive relationship? Here are five paradigm shifts that will rewire your brain and transform the way you think about your relationships and yourself. They may even help you get free!