Apologies—the good and the bad. Wade Mullen’s wisdom from observing institutional apologies.
Fake apologies employ self-justification. They appease just enough to quell resistance. They excuse the abusers and condemn the victims.
Real apologies involve surrender, confession, recognition and empathy.
Too often the words “We are sorry” are casually offered and easily accepted as if they possess a supernatural power to resolve every grievance and heal any wound.
– Wade Mullen
Wade Mullen writes to help those in abusive situations. He has personally experienced and confronted abusive individuals and organizations. I recommend his latest article to all victims of abuse, esp those who have suffered abuse from churches and other institutions.
Go here to read Wade’s article:– What I’ve Observed When Institutions Try to Apologize and How They Can Do Better
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