Welcome to your source for Professional Help for Spiritual Abuse Victims. The church has long been a source of contention and strain in the lives of many people. Unfortunately, bad church experiences cause a chain reaction that if left unchecked will lead to a crisis of faith and may eventually lead to cynicism and a denial of faith. Many people grow up in homes influenced by negative and often harmful messages about spirituality. It’s actually quite sad because the church should be a safe haven for people to run to during times of distress. Now, for many, the church has become an enemy, an abuser who’s call sign is manipulation, doctrinal errancy, and scriptural misinterpretations that lead to confusion and chaos. The church has become a place where performance takes precedence over grace and traditions are a priority over proper exegesis.
Spiritual abuse involves using one’s spiritual authority inappropriately…violating the sacred trust of a spiritual shepherd.
~ Barb Orlowski, D. Min.
If you are visiting this site you are to be commended for taking the first and often hardest step in healing. If you are dealing with issues such as:
Bad Church Experiences
Unhealthy Dependency on Religion
Distorted view of God
Crises of Faith
Family Issues Related to Religion.
or Anything You Consider to be Abusive
then please contact me. It’s my hearts desire to do all that I can to help.