Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I don’t ‘get’ most church people….

I have been abused by a church…..so I have seen many of their unhealthy behaviours in action.

I was discussing the devastating effects of church abuse, spiritual abuse with someone, who stated their son was abused in a church, by a church elder…..who yes was ‘pulled up’ by other elders, but continued to be an elder for years…..until he finally left.

How was a person capable of openly abusing people/children…..an elder in the first place?

I mean come on……church elders are meant to be those who are wise and for others to seek guidance from.

I know church elders who are abusers……they spiritually and emotionally abuse adults. They physically abuse their children, by belting them, and they have heavy focusses on physical discipline……none of which is actually Biblical when you know the correct meaning of certain verses.

My view is ‘how the fuck are they elders?’

Easy answer, because unhealthy churches, have unhealthy leaders, ministers and elders…

Sure they will trot out the ‘grace’ excuse…..but at the end of the day…….when ‘ unhealthy’ is at the top of the church hierarchy…..it will pervade the entire church.

No-one can be expected to be perfect……but ‘abusive’…….that is never meant to exist in church hierarchy…..yet is does…..Is rampant….

And as per is often the case………church people have no clue how to deal with it.

Of course………’I’ will be deemed to be the spiritually weak person by stating this….

Stage 3 church people………don’t understand anything past their own immature stage of faith.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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