Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Freedom for Survivors

Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Freedom for Survivors


‘Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Freedom for Survivors’ is a comprehensive resource for those who have experienced religious abuse, be it psychological, verbal, sexual or financial. With authenticity, openness, and careful consideration of many different faith traditions, Connie provides a path to hope and healing.In ‘Traumatized by Religious Abuse’, the author answers the following questions:How does abuse happen in religious institutions?What is unique about religious abuse? How are power and control used in religious abuse? What are the hallmark characteristics of abusive leaders and abusive religious cultures?What are the implicit and subtle messages used by abusers? What are the emotional, mental and existential damages after abuse? How can a survivor recover and heal? Connie A Baker covers in depth how religious ideas are often used to manipulate followers and how fear, shame, guilt and superstition can be leveraged for control. She points out that spiritual and religious abuse is not confined to any one type of religion or cult. This dynamic of abusive behavior can be found in many types of spiritual communities.  She writes from the perspective of a professional therapist who teaches and counsels survivors, and from her own perspective from being a survivor of religious abuse. “When went through horrible religious abuse back in 1990, I was completely confused and without resources to get clarity and heal. I never want anyone to go through what I did after abuse. This is the book I needed back then and didn’t have.”

Author: Connie Baker

Publisher: Luminare Press, LLC

This resource was published on Aug 21, 2020 and was last updated on Mar 22, 2021

AUTHOR(s): Baker, Connie

PUBLISHER: Luminare Press, LLC

SOURCE: Amazon

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