Trauma comes into our lives in a variety of ways. It could be a car wreck, witnessing domestic violence, or even getting lost as a child. These situations leave our brains scarred and our emotions out of whack. They often require processing and therapy later in life. With the right actions taken, we can overcome trauma and make healthy decisions for our lives in the future — and, indeed, we should.
Religious trauma is no different. Some Christian women have experienced the trauma of spiritual abuse, causing them to leave church and not look back. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and it isn’t healthy for them to live with such untended pain in their hearts.
Church attendance in the U.S. has been