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Surviving Ecclesial (Church) Trauma

Lauri Ann Lumby shares her story of being raised Catholic, receiving her vocational calling and training in the Church, ministering in the Church and then being… 2,269 more words

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Girl got herpes after church didn't report alleged abuse, suit says | OregonLive.com

A woman who says her daughter told leaders of a McMinnville church that her father was sexually abusing her has filed a $5.2 million lawsuit, faulting church leaders for keeping quiet.The girl, starting at age 6 or 7, confided in various church leaders over the course of nearly two years, but they didn’t report the alleged abuse to police or child protection workers as required under Oregon’s mandatory reporting law, according to the suit.The leaders — including teachers and clergy — also didn’t say anything to the girl’s mother for nearly two years — and the girl ultimately ended up contracting herpes from her biological father, the lawsuit claims.Leaders of the Church on the Hill — also known as McMinnville Church of the Nazarene — mistakenly thought at first that the girl was accusing her stepfather and didn’t believe her, Portland attorney Randall Vogt said in a statement of facts he wrote about the case. 439 more words

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Church Abuse?

Many times when I mention that my wife and I have left the organized church, people assume something happened to hurt us or make us mad. 508 more words

Christian Life

Archdiocese Of Detroit Says Child Sex Abuse Claims Against Ex-Priest Are 'Credible'

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Archdiocese of Detroit says child sexual abuse allegations against a former priest have been “found to be credible.”

The Catholic administrative body for southeastern Michigan… 238 more words

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Kick the can

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse them.”
– from the movie Spotlight

Olly olly olly oxen free!

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Post-Traumatic Church Disorder - PTCD

I am not a psychologist, nor do I want to pretend to be.  I am however, a survivor an abusive church.  Every day, I deal with PTCD – Post-Traumatic Church Disorder.     522 more words

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