Living in Fear – that could be another title for this post.
I first heard about Spiritual Abuse when I was in grad school. One of my professors was doing some pretty good work on Spiritual Abuse.
I heard a talk yesterday about growing up in an environment of fear – as opposed to an environment of love or grace. We don’t talk much about Spiritual Abuse. It’s probably not even an available condition – I’m not even sure how it becomes an available condition. Whether it’s an official thing or not – it happens. People grow up in a context of spiritual intellectualism and an environment of fear. As my professor taught us – it’s Spiritual Abuse.
Have you ever met anyone that has a life narrative that looks like this? Did you grow up in this kind of fear environment? This shapes your identity. Sadly, it’s much more common than we think.