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Abuse and Denial: More Reasons Why Pastors Don’t Stand With Abuse Victims — from Judith Herman

Once more, Judith Herman’s book, Trauma and Recovery [*affiliate link], provides us with wonderful insight into why so many church leaders minimize, trivialize, and dismiss abuse victims.  Listen to Herman’s summation here of what Sigmund Freud found in the early years of his research on “hysteria” (i.e., Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder): This empathic identification with his patients’ …

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