Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Good to Be Seen

As a followup to the first podcast I did with Darin Hufford and Aimee Dassele while I was in Arizona last weekend, we also did one entitled "It's Good to Be Seen." That has now been posted and, in it, we talked about how many people who suffer abuse have learned to cope with it by rationalizing the abuser's actions away until they've convinced themselves that they're really not being abused. It was a great conversation which I think you'll enjoy.

To listen to it, go here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Discussing Spiritual Abuse

I recorded a couple of podcasts with Darin Hufford during my recent visit with him and his family. How exciting it was to be in the recording room and to see what goes on behind the scene of the “Into the Wild” podcast. I had never realized how much prep work is necessary even before the actual recording starts so I now have a greater appreciation for all of the time and effort that Darin puts into recording and posting two podcasts a week.

Darin has just posted the first of these podcasts, “Spiritual Abuse – An Interview with Aida Calder.” I hope you enjoy the conversation.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Predators on the pulpit – Part 1: “Covering the nakedness”

Chris over at The Bereans has written a very informative post on the dangers of the false teaching that says loyal followers are to "cover the nakedness" of their leaders by hiding their sins and, if necessary, even taking the fall for them.  I know many of us who have been in spiritually abusive churches have heard this lie and seen its hurtful consequences.  I believe Chris' post is insightful and it's one that the church needs to read so I'm linking to it here.