I have recently completed a 7-year process of earning a Doctor of Ministry degree at Western Seminary. My dissertation was a survey of Spiritual Abuse in the Christian Church, with a view towards understanding what spiritual abuse it, how spiritually abusive leaders act and speak, what are the marks of a spiritually abusive church are, and how healthy churches and pastors can be a part of creating a church community that welcomes the survivors of spiritual abuse, and helps them find healing for the abuse. I am so encouraged with the number of people who downloaded my dissertation–more of a testament to the importance of the issue than my writing abilities, but still a bit flattering! I have taken the dissertation off of the internet, for now, as I am going to begin crafting it into a more readable/accessible form, and explore publishing it.
However, if you would like to reach out to me regarding the issue of spiritual abuse, please do contact me: email@example.com