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Broken Trust: a practical guide to identify and recover from toxic faith, toxic church, and spiritual abuse (Overcoming Series: Spiritual Abuse) (Volume 4) Paperback – September 14, 2017
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As a someone who has gone through such things, I appreciate the author, Diederich, Remy who has experienced cultish and narcisstic behavior which is widely accepted as the "Word of God" living through leadership.
I highly recommend this book to "Leadership.those with authority within the Church", to those who have experienced "Spiritual Abuse" and those who may or may not be manipulated.
It is a warning for the church of the "elephant in the room."
I appreciate that this subject has been brought to attention.
Pastor Remy is a man of fierce mercy and kindness and I would not have personally corresponded with him if that was not the case.
Although I continue to avoid churches due to this systematic growth within the church, I do continue to grow spiritually.
If you are trying to make sense of your situation and reconcile your faith, this is the book for you.
I cannot conclude without my personal opinion because of how I left the church and "threw the towel in completely" i.e. cannot reconcile returning: If you cannot return just yet and need time to understand, believe me patience will continue to be a virtue as well as love. Disregard all "Christian cliches" Peace passes all understanding. God never said, He lived in a church. It's okay to leave. There is a season for everything. We need people and there are many toxic things growing in "men' with "authority" in church. Remy explains this process very well with concern and simplicity.
Sometimes those who left have been torn down, their free will abused, and walls torn and they need rebuild boundaries before returning. Seeking help outside the church wall can be the best thing.
Another form of abuse that Remy talks about as a result is called C/PTSD. Thats not discussed in the church. Silence is and that baffles many. As it did him.
If you have left the church and God/faith completely... I have stumbled across the secular terminalogy called "Religious Trauma Syndrome" (RTS) which makes complete sense to me.
In Remy's book, I have found the testimony's of the people embarrassed, ashamed, and hurt helpful and I understand exactly how they feel. I hope for the very best for anyone who has experienced "Abuse" and "Broke Trust" "Betrayal" to be healed and return to a safe place where they once lived in peace and harmony.
"After the rain the sun shines."
I like the title. I thought I wasn't hurt too much, but the word 'trust' resounded for me. I see I have some issues with trust still.
Also, it was encouraging to read that even the Bible reading or prayer aren't needed to be acceptable for God. Remy Diederich writes much about God's acceptance by grace, to encourage those fearing rejecton by God because they don't perform enough. We are saved and made alive by God's grace, we cannot earn it by our efforts. On the other side, having experienced the first ten years of my Christianity a strong teaching of sanctification, I missed some deeper explanation how to combine it with teaching of grace. Well, the teaching of sanctification can lead to performance-centeredness, but also sanctification is meant to happen in co-operation with God, not by our own power only.
I also liked the author sharing his difficulties reading the Bible and prayer and rejoin a church. I know people who have similar fights. Also descriptions of the possible feelings and thoughts of a spiritually wounded one and a lot of quotes from the survivors show that their experience are not rare.
He uses much the Bible, explains how some passages are often misused by abusers.
I agree with the author that anger is a common and normal feeling after abuse, but I don't agree the idea that not being angry might be wrong. I'm an example of not beeing angry at (at least certain) people who hurt me. Because I know they believed they were doing the right thing. Also, psychologists say, behind anger, there may lay some more subtle feelings and it's helpful if one can recognise these.
I like the encouragement that it is ok to stay away from any churches for some years, describing the advantages of rejoining an organized church and advice how to look for a healthy church. But I would be more open for the house church options, even when a specific house church lasts shorter time.
"Broken Trust" doesn't give all the deep answers but it does provide a lot of advice for those who try to diagnose their problems concerning spiritual abuse and to plan the next steps.
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