Spiritual abuse is an experience which has brought hurt to many believers. Since I've been a victim of spiritual abuse, I can speak from personal experience about how devastating this experience is as well as how difficult the healing process is. Unfortunately, there are many who are still wounded and struggling years after their experience.
This is a topic that needs to be discussed openly and boldly. For those who would be interested in a more in depth discussion of the topic, check out A Voice in the Desert. I haven't read this blog but it looks like it might be helpful for those needing to connect with someone who shares deeply from her own personal experience.
For those who have been victimized by this cruel experience, I want to encourage you that there is healing. You don't have to continue to live with shame and guilt. Father loves you and has never been disappointed in you. He's always loved you and He wants you to know that it wasn't your fault. You were a victim but now it's time to get beyond that victim mentality and begin to see yourself as a son or daughter of a God who loves you more than you'll ever know so rise up and begin your journey to wholeness today. Healing is possible. I can attest to that fact from personal experience.