One of the things that has been most helpful to me is finding people who understand what I have experienced, and resources that speak into my story or can help me to process what I have been through. Spiritual Abuse is something that is not widely talked about, and where it is talked about it is often thought of in relation to cults, closed communities, or controlling environments. Abuse can happen in any environment and can be delivered by people that appear to be loving, kind, and normal by most people’s standards.
The books below are some resources I have found that have helped me along my journey. Each one has it’s own message that speaks into some side of the issue. No single resource can speak into every situation but by using different resources and looking for what applies to your situation you can find help. Please know you are not alone on this journey. There are people who understand and who want to help.
Toxic Faith: Expriencing Healing from Painful Spiritual Abuse
Toxic Churches: Restoration from Spiritual Abuse
Bring ‘Em Back Alive: A Healing Plan for Those Wounded by the Church
Faithquake: Rebuilding Your Faith After Tragedy Strikes
Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive
Who Can You Trust?: Overcoming Betrayal and Fear
Messy Spirituality: God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People
The Wounded Spirit
Shattered Dreams: God’s Unexpected Pathway to Joy
Hiding from Love: How to Change the Withdrawal Patterns That Isolate and Imprison You
Get Out of That Pit: Straight Talk About God’s Deliverance
Total Forgiveness Experience: A Study Guide To Repairing Relationships
Connecting: Healing for Ourselves and Our Relationships a Radical New Vision
How To Mend A Broken Heart