Narcissistic and Spiritual Abuse: How to Feel Safe with Others Again After Spiritual Abuse — Our Unseen Hope

Spiritual abuse, otherwise known as clergy abuse or religious abuse, is a great evil and social injustice. Spiritual abuse is a common tactic of the narcissistic pastor. Spiritual abuse from a narcissist is simply the worst. In addition to abusing others physically, emotionally and/or psychologically, the abuse has a definite spiritual element. I enjoyed reading this article below from a Continue Reading

The Spiritual Gift of Love and the Christian Teaching On Loving Enemies

Many in Christian circles talk about having a spiritual gift. The greatest spiritual gift is the spiritual gift of love. It doesn’t matter what kind of spiritual gift we have. If we lack love, or “charity”, none of our other gifts matter. The spiritual gift of love takes into consideration the wellbeing of others (this goes along with the golden Continue Reading

Toxic Relationships and Trusting God With Anxiety

What is the opposite of anxiety? How do we heal from toxic relationships and emotional abuse? The way I see it is that fear is the emotion/anticipation of a real threat. Anxiety is the emotion/anticipation of an imagined threat. A lot of our anxieties and fears come from traumas of the past. These can be traumas from past relationships through Continue Reading

Toxic Relationships and Conflict Resolution: Confrontation Or Corrosion? Growth Or Poison? Discerning the Difference In Relationships

TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS: CONFRONTATION OR CORROSION? GROWTH OR POISON? DISCERNING THE DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS IS KEY Continue Reading

Silence and stonewalling in communication and relationships: Give ’em silence…or Not

Silence. It’s still a form of communication – whether we like it or not! Silence, if prolonged beyond the “norm”, sends a loud and clear message. Clearly, there are times when we receive silence and it’s not an issue at all. We can rest with the notion and faith that the person is “just busy.” When a few days of Continue Reading