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More Thoughts on Shame — From “Mending the Soul” by Steven Tracy

By now you will no doubt realize that we highly recommend Steven Tracy’s book, Mending the Soul [*Affiliate link}.  It contains a chapter devoted to the effects of abuse on the victim, and the very first effect discussed is shame.  Let me emphasize to all of us once again that shame must be confronted, or it …

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Are You Just Imagining and Over-Reacting?

Recently we were asked about the possibility that a victim is overreacting and exaggerating, and in fact her husband isn’t an abuser after all.  I suspect that just about every abuse victim spends some time going back and forth with thoughts like these.  Doubts.  What if she is wrong?  These are the kinds of things …

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Abuse is Rampant in Our Churches — Quotes by Steven Tracy

The following two paragraphs are taken from Steven Tracy’s book, Mending the Soul [*Affiliate link].  I am re-reading that book now and was struck once again by these statements.  Notice especially Tracy’s story of the pastor who was living in denial.  This denial is sooooo typical: “I [Steven Tracy], like many who were blessed to …

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Bride of Christ or Bride of Frankenstein?

UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, …

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Comments on Steven Tracy’s Book – Mending the Soul

UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, …

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