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PRODUCT TITLE ESCAPING THE MAZE OF SPIRITUAL ABUSE: CREATING HEALTHY CHRISTIAN CULTURES
ISBN NUMBER 9780281081318
CATEGORY TYPE PARENTING
AUTHOR/EDITOR LISA OAKLEY / JUSTIN HUMPHREYS
PUBLISHER SPCK
PRODUCT Type. Books
Summary ‘Every time he wanted me to do something, he would quote scripture... I couldn’t argue with scripture, it was like arguing with God.’
FORMAT SOFTCOVER
SELLING PRICE $21.00*
*price before member's discount

DESCRIPTION

The term ‘spiritual abuse’ is widely used across the Christian community. But what is it? 
 
Sometimes spiritual abuse involves leaders misusing their position, but ministers can also be the victims. Common factors include control through misuse of scripture, claims to divine authority, pressure to conform, and enforced accountability. Individuals may be isolated, and compelled to secrecy and silence. 
 
Drawing on a combination of extensive research, individual testimonies, and years of hands-on experience, Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys describe clearly the nature of spiritual abuse, and the best ways of countering it. Recovery is possible.
 
But – how do we prevent spiritual abuse in the first place? What can leaders do to create safer places? Is there a link between theological ideas and harmful behaviours? How can leaders create opportunities for spiritual and emotional flourishing?