Ethan said there were red flags he should have seen, and to this day, several years later, lives with a certain guilt that he failed in his calling.
I learned from it that my relationship with Christ needs to be what gives me the confidence and satisfaction rather than my relationships with the pastor, or church
Margo served her Senior Pastor well. Too bad he was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
The "rest of the story." Jim & Mary: Identify abusive leadership and find healing.
Jim worked under an abusive church pastor. They found hope and healing.
Ever wonder what it means to be "godly?"
How do we confront people when they sin against us? Biblically, the benefit of the doubt is not always a true application of the Gospel.
How do we forgive those who have abused us in the marketplace or home?
The continuum of abuse provides for both hope and confusion. Abusive individuals and Abusers are two different animals. Tread carefully.
Praising abusive leaders, no matter how much good they have also done, can further traumatize those who have suffered under their leadership.