Impact of Sexual Abuse on Faith — “when I pray, I see my abuser”

Trudy Metzger
For the Independent

Working predominantly with people who were abused in Christian settings, I hear this line far too often.

This is particularly true in cases where the abuser is a male in a position of trust — an uncle, a father, an older brother, a minister, a deacon, a Christian school teacher, or some other spiritual leadership position. And even if the abuser has no authority in the life of the victim, but is a (professing) Christian, this can happen, as the religious identity of the abuser becomes the victim’s perception of God…  To continue reading, please visit the Elmira Independent


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