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Episode 18 - Religious Trauma & Spiritual Abuse: Where Do We Go From Here?

This week Ashley was watching a documentary called "Hillsong, A Megachurch Exposed". Shannon was listening to a podcast called "Leaving Hillsong". We were a bit overwhelmed by what we heard from those who were used, abused and exploited by the the church.


In this episode, we're sharing some of the Hillsong stories. We recall some of our own experiences. We admit we're at a loss and are angry at the injustice. Our hearts are hurting for these people. Where do we go from here? How do we help? We hope you'll listen and share your own thoughts on this situation.


And oh yeah, Ashley tells a story of beautiful, healing love towards the end that made us cry. There are some good and amazing people out there who convey the love of God very well, and for that, we are thankful.

 

LEAVING HILLSONG podcast

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Reckless Grace podcast (Shannon talked about an episode of this podcast briefly featuring C. Baxter Kruger & John Crowder)

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Religious Trauma Syndrome (Read the whole Wikipedia page on RTS here)


"Religious trauma syndrome (RTS) is recognized in psychology and psychotherapy as a set of symptons, ranging in severity, experienced by those who have participated in or left behind authoritarian, dogmatic, and controlling religious groups and belief systems. Symptoms include cognitive, affective, functional, and social/cultural issues as well as developmental delays.

RTS occurs in response to two-fold trauma: first the prolonged abuse of indoctrination from a controlling religious community, and secondly the act of leaving the controlling religious community."


Ted Talk

This is the Ted Talk we discussed in this episode about the doctor doing end of life interviews with his patients in hospice care.


 

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