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This can be a hard - and little known - topic to dive into, but we're going there like the courageous ones we are! Spiritual abuse is more common than we may know or realize, and just like all forms of abuse, it involves another exerting their power over you with ill intentions. This can happen psychically, energetically, karmically, and unconsciously. And in the spiritual industry, it can be hidden or underground unless you are aware of what is transpiring. This show is gonna give you a heads up and tips!
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Today on RTR, we'll be talking about abuse both inside and outside the body of Christ. There are many types of abuses that occur, but we're going to focus on three types today. Spiritual, physical and verbal abuse. Join us this and every Sunday at 10am est. Call 661.449.9951 to listen live.
In the history of World Religions we have seen the rise of intolerance and judgementalism resulting in threats of hell fire and damnation. Radicals have arisin in many faiths claiming their religion is superior to those of others. Is there really a "One True Faith?" Are we ever justified in setting our theology up as absolute truth? Is claiming that all others are destined for hell Spiritual Abuse and Spiritual Terrorism? I believe so! Join me as I speak with Rev. Elizabeth Thornley. Elizabeth is a Reverend with Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose Church, Inc. She also carries a written recommendation from the late spiritual adviser of the Dakota people “to work with all people in all ways.” She holds numerous memberships and positions with many humanitarian organizations, and will be my guest at 10 PM.
If you like feel free to check out our website at http://templeoftheinfinite.com/ I am also posting a link to a very good article on Spiritual Abuse in its full glory. http://www.micsem.org/pubs/counselor/frames/spiritabuse.htm See also this article by Mary DeMuth, "Spiritual Abuse: 10 Ways To Spot It." at http://www.marydemuth.com/spiritual-abuse-10-ways-to-spot-it/ See you at 10 PM
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On today's program we looked at 21 methods of operation used by spiritually abusive leaders, and those of an excellent spiritual leader. We will also look at the role that members of the congregation play in enabling the abuse, and how to effectively deal with abusive leadership according to the word of God.
I pray that this program will cause all of us who are spiritual leaders to check ourselves, pray, and dig into the motives of why we do what we do. And after hearing this teaching, the Godly leader will not be offended, but if an area of weakness is recognized, they will simply realign themselves in the Lord. The word of God clearly teaches that if a leader is not walking like Jesus, loving like Jesus, teaching like Jesus, going like Jesus, or serving others like Jesus then the body of Christ has a problem, and it could very well be you.
Have you ever been abused or experienced church hurt or know of someone who has testified of such occurences in the church? Spiritual abuse has been defined as "a kind of abuse which damages the central core of who we are. It leaves us spiritually discouraged and emotionally cut off from the healing love of God."
Ronaldd Enroth, author of Churches That Abuse, explains that the hurt and harm of spiritual abuse is rarely inflicted upon people with the intention to wound anyone. Most spiritual abuse is inflicted by Christians who are very sincere, who believe they are obeying the Bible in sharing Christ with others, and who often believe that they are being led by the Holy Spirit.
"Do the abusers intend to inflict hurt? In most cases, probably not. They usually are unaware of what they are doing to people in the name of God. They may, in fact, be convinced that their behavior is what the Lord has mandated. What others interpret as control they may view as caring for the flock. They are usually so narcissistic or so focused on some great thing they are doing for God that they don't notice the wounds they are inflicting on their followers".
Join Truth Talk with special guest panelist, Evangelist Dihima Mclean, Bronx, New York as she shares the impact of spiritual abuse and its root in witchcraft by way of the 'Jezebelic spirit' and other subtle tactics of the devil. Understand how to overcome through spiritual warfare and prayer! Happening at 6:00 pm.
Spiritual issues come up for everyone as they heal from trauma. To divorce one’s spiritual questions from the healing process leaves survivors with huge gaps in their recovery. One of the things most survivors ask at some point is “Where was God?” and, rightfully so.
IF God is real and all powerful and you believe in the idea of a good and loving God, WHERE was He when you were being abused? It is a question worth asking and one that deserves some honest conversation. Join host, transformation coach, spiritual director, and thriving survivor, Misa Leonessa as she shares about finding God in the midst of trauma healing.
Spiritual abuse and church hurt is a widespread issue amongst congregants in the Body of Christ. Spiritual abuse and church hurts is defined as the mistreatment of a person who is in need of help, support or greater spiritual empowerment, with the result of weakening, undermining, or decreasing that person's spiritual empowerment" (Scott Nicoly, 2006). In a manipulative church, the pastor or senior leaders can try to put undue influence on the choices that people in their congregation are making. They can also sway someone’s decision in a matter to keep them under their control, or to keep them from leaving the church. This is also called charismatic witchcraft.
People in a controlling church are often told they cannot leave the church with God's blessing unless the pastor approves the decision. They are warned that if they don’t follow the pastor’s guidance, not only will God not bless them, but they will also bring a curse upon themselves or their family. Leaving the “covering” of the church and the controlling pastor will result in some sort of calamity.
Join Truth Talk as we contine with the topic, "Spiritual Abuse & Church Hurt Pt. 2" with returning guest, Evangelist Dihima McLean of Dihima McLean Ministries, Bronx New York. Tune in live at 6:00 pm.
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 1) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 1: "We admitted we were powerless over the abuse and trauma of our youth -- that our lives had become unmanageable." The survivor's decision to begin a process of healing begins with the admission of what happened to them. This involves working through the defenses employed to shun from consciousness the excruciatingly painful memories of the traumatic events. Having passed through this phase of remembering (in any way possible), the acceptance of the truth of the traumatic experience moves the survivor towards resolution. Thus begins the creation of an internal, healing space for the survivor to feel what remained frozen in time, banished and unwelcome in consciousness. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 2 & TRADITION 2. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can a thinking person really fall for the deception of a spiritually abusive or cultic situation? What are the signs of a spiritually abusive environment? Leaving a cult or a “cultic relationship” can be incredibly difficult. What makes recovery from a cult easier or more difficult? Are there things that someone can do to help those recovering from spiritual abuse? These questions and more will be the topic with guest, Columba Lisa Smith as she shares her experience in a cult, her journey out, and the challenging healing process that ensued.
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Tonight's special guest is Polly Moore from Atlanta, Georgia, a returning NAASCA family member. Polly is the Executive Administrative Assistant of Angela Williams, Founder of VOICE Today, a non-profit organization whose mission is to break the cycle and silence of child sexual abuse through awareness, prevention, and healing programs. She began volunteering with VOICE Today on July 17, 2012, the day after she broke her silence. She'd found her voice at VOICE Today's support group the night before. Polly grew up with six siblings in Mobile, Alabama, but was only 8 years old when her father died of lung cancer. Soon two neighborhood boys began to molest her, friends of her older twin brothers. A couple of years later she was assaulted by another neighbor and later by her older brother. She was able to break away from the abuse at the age of twelve, but was by then deep in the darkness of isolation. Polly is now a mother and grandmother, and has lived in Atlanta for the past 15 years. She is contemplating returning to finish her final year at Western Carolina University where she majored in Accounting, and has become a devoted advocate for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Polly says she will forever continue to help fellow adult survivors find their voice and welcome their healing through the working of Angela Williams and VOICE Today.
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 12 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 12: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address The 12 TRADITIONS. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: email@example.com
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Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, joined by long time NAASCA family member Simon Weinberg from San Diego. Simon and his wife are documentary filmmakers whose award winning work includes "Men and Boys Healing." ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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