Recovering from What Happened at Church

When church teachings or experiences cause trauma

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The Holy Spirit moves in mysterious ways, perhaps especially in the lives of the marginalized. 

In this post from our archives, Katie Langston writes of how practices in her childhood church traumatized her, and finding a different kind of church that provided a path toward healing. 

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How do elements of her experience resonate with you? How might they ring true for friends or neighbors? 

For others, it was not the teachings but a particular experience with church that hurt. Finding ways to talk about these experiences takes away their power over us.

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