If you have been spiritually abused in any way, I would like to invite you to take a few moments to read the following invitation by a fellow Christian worker, Dr. Barb Orlowski (D.Min.), whose research and life’s work is focused on helping the spiritually abused find recovery.
January has been designated, for the past number of years, as: *Spiritual Abuse Awareness Month*
Many bloggers have joined in to raise the awareness about spiritual abuse.
Some of you may be new to this negative church life experience and how devastating it can be. Finding others online, who have experienced spiritual abuse and hearing how they have slowly recovered, provides hope and help for those who have wondered what exactly has happened to them.
You may not be aware of my ongoing invitation for people who have suffered from spiritual abuse and who have recovered sufficiently–to fill out my online questionnaire.
This initial survey was designed for participants in my doctoral research project regarding spiritual abuse and how people eventually recovered from it.
Out of that project came my website: www.ChurchExiters.com and my book, entitled: “Spiritual Abuse Recovery: Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness.”
Bloggers have been a huge help in getting the word out for people to know about this opportunity to tell their stories and have these accounts added to the growing statistics of those wounded by spiritual abuse in their local churches.
A few years ago I was asked by a researcher in Australia if I could point them to statistics regarding how widespread spiritual abuse was. At this time, there still does not appear to be very many studies that I can point people to, apart from my own. This is a motivator to request that people–who were not involved in the original study–take the time in order to be a part of this new research project.
Please carefully consider the following criteria for participation in this opportunity to ‘Add Your Voice’ on my website ChurchExiters.com
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
- Carefully read through the criteria.
- If you have considered the criteria and feel that you fit and that you will not be harmed by answering the questions, please proceed.
- If you feel that this exercise could be therapeutic as well as help to bring you closure, please proceed.
- Then Click on PLEASE CLICK HERE for Participant Questionnaire.
- Your completed questionnaire will be added to my ongoing file.
- Your comments will be kept completely confidential.
Thank You for being willing to share your story!
Looking forward to hearing from you as soon as convenient.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best!
Barb Orlowski, D.Min.