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by Gillie
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: What is spiritual abuse?
Topic: Spiritual Abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Re: Spiritual Abuse

These two websites may be helpful for those needing help with spiritual abuse: The National Association for Christian Recovery Resources: Three lectures on the topic of spiritual abuse by Jeff VanVonderen: 1. Healthy and Abusive Spiritual Dynamics 2. The Abusive Religious System 3. How We Get Hooked...
by Gillie
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 8636

Re: Checklists and Helpful Information

5. Does the group encourage high moral standards both among members and between members and non-members? I recall interesting experiences around point 5 and basic morals. surprisedbyjoy I am sure many of us could share points where we saw and witnessed behaviour that was clearly immoral . Immoral D...
by Gillie
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 8636

Re: Checklists and Helpful Information

One thing that did help me was the checklist in the book Recovering from Churches that Abuse (Enroth, R., 1994, Zondervan) All my answers were consistent with the characteristics of cults. 1. Does a member’s personality generally become stronger, happier, more confident as a result of contact with t...
by Gillie
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 8636

Re: Checklists and Helpful Information

Checklist, Am I in a cultic group? • The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law. • Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished. • Min...
by Gillie
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Why Streetcar??
Replies: 11
Views: 12427

Re: Why Streetcar??

Nobody even commented at all. It is interesting to see when nobody can even summon a little bit of grace and "charity" and perhaps say "that's a bummer..." eagles I am truly sorry that I did not make mention of your suffering eagles. Please accept my apology for overlooking your post. It was not my...
by Gillie
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 8636

Re: Checklists and Helpful Information

These are very helpful lists to read through and evaluate carefully your group / leader: Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader. 1. Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability. 2. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry. 3. No meaningful financial disclosure re...
by Gillie
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Library
Topic: Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth

Churches That Abuse — Online Book The publishers of Apologetics Index have received permission from Dr. Ronald M. Enroth to post online the full text of his book, Churches That Abuse. • Chapter 1: A View From Within • Chapter 2: Fringe and Fanaticism – Abusive Churches Can Go Over The Edge • Chapte...
by Gillie
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 8636

Re: Checklists and Helpful Information

HOW TO IDENTIFY A CULT: SIX TIPS FROM AN EXPERT The groups are secretive, exploitive and closed to outsiders – and they’re still with us Apr 29, 2017 CBS News Up to 10,000 cults still exist today in the United States, according to psychologist Steve Eichel, a recognized international cult expert an...
by Gillie
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Forced Compliance Behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 5947

Re: Forced Compliance Behaviour

Thank you to all who have shared so honestly here in this particular topic. The heartfelt agony expressed here is real and true and we all bear witness together, of what these men are capable of when they are led by a tyrant. Sharing what we have lived through is so painful and retelling it on a pub...
by Gillie
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 8636

Checklists and Helpful Information

One of the main reasons why we have joined this forum and why we continue to write posts is that we care about people. We care for those who are recovering after being hurt and abused within church groups AND, we also have a heart for those who are still caught up in such damaging, controlling group...