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Sep 12, 2008

Dealing with Spiritual Abuse

Darin, Aimee and Robert discuss how many Free Believers entered the wild because they were burned by their Church, and how that sometimes affects their contentment and confidence in the wild. Many of us feel like our decision to live in the wild is only valid if we left on our own without being hurt or pushed out of Church. This conversation is reassuring to anyone who wonders if they are truly a Free Believer or if this is just a season or a phase they are going through after suffering abuse. The three also talk about ways to find healing from religious abuse. This is a must hear show!!!

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    Thank you! I can remember one Sunday several years ago, way before I left the institution, in my mind I saw the words "GET REAL". I thought about it but let it slide for a long time. I feel like I'm really only just beginning to "get real" with and about who I am. It's challenging when you've tried to cover up so much for so long. But it's a step I'm taking and it's okay.

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    I am one of those 10% who chose to leave the IC without getting thrown out. Just walked away. The funny thing is that I thought that it would be eayer when you get thrown out...because then you cannot just go back. Its clear, you got thrown out and now you have to find a way to deal with it. When you just walk away, you can go back any time. The thought of having made the right desision comes up a lot. Especially when things dont go too well. And you cannot blame anyome. You made the desision and you cannot say that you got thrown out. In the other hand its also good to have made the desision. Its just funny how people tend to think that the others would have it easyer...either way. I think its never easy.

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    Darin I love what you said about "looking ahead". I just listened to the podcast but all this week the scripture "forgetting what is behind and the sin that so easily entangles" has been running through my heart taking on a whole new meaning. It's like a healing balm on the spiritual abuse, keeping my eyes forward, looking ahead.

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