Why am I sharing my story of spiritual abuse? What is my motivation for ‘going public’? The simplest answer is that I’ve received incredible encouragement and healing through reading other people's stories and it is time to give of myself in the hope of helping others. I wouldn’t have made it this far without the many blogs and articles I have read during the past 18 months. Stories that reassured me I wasn’t alone, I wasn’t wrong or bad or insane; that there really was hope that I would get through this betrayal which felt so much like death!
After being bullied out of the church where I was once an elder and ministry leader, I have spent months reading, questioning, exploring, changing and healing. I have not ‘arrived’! I am still journeying and will do so for the rest of my life, but I am ready to reach out and share with others some part of that journey, believing that someone out there might find here some measure of the healing and encouragement I did from others who were brave enough and who cared enough to share their stories.