If you haven't already, please read the original post, before reading this update on how the blog post was received and reacted to. And if you're a survivor of spiritual abuse, please speak up and reach out. You're not alone. My life has changed since August 5th, when I posted a raw and revealing story… Continue reading Update: #churchtoo and the aftermath of publicly sharing my story of spiritual abuse
Beloved reader, I really didn't think I would post this piece publicly Doubt is a terrifying thing, and dismantling your faith (and/or worldview) can feel like you're losing your mind. I wasn't sure I wanted to do that "publicly". But in working through some of these struggles with friends and loved ones, I've become braver in sharing about doubt,… Continue reading Losing my faith
Victims of trauma often say the justice they seek isn't from the perpetrator, but rather from the bystander. Why didn’t anyone do anything? The bystander see the injustice, but does nothing to intercede. When the victim finally comes forward, or seeks justice, it is from this third party of bystander that it’s sought. The justice is in being believed, in being able to tell your own story, as you know it, and having the bystander recognize who is the perpetrator and who is the victim in the story. This is a justice I was never afforded. For almost 10 years, I told no one my story, and I believed the narrative that I was told to believe. Until now.