Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Helpful to me to see a Baptist minister, who is not like many. Praise God!


I had not heard of Dr Tony Campolo, until I saw his post about Churches needing to have full acceptance of LGBTQ people and marriage quality.


This got my attention, because it is not the views of many conservative, right wing, fundamentalist type Baptists. I have been abused by one such Baptist ‘Minister’ – who has stated he will leave Baptist Church if they direct ministers to not see being gay (LGBTQ) as ‘sin’. Plus a whole heap of other spiritually abusive traits, issues, thinking (along with pathological lying, narcissism).

I am aware of the abusive ways of far too many ‘Fundies’ and the psychological issues they have…. which is fitting that in psychology terms – fundamentalism is now being considered as a mental disorder. And I agree, it should be. Christian Fundamentalism is as dangerous and unhealthy as it is in any other religion. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351347

So, it was good to see this change of heart by Tony Compolo, who not only changed his mind on this matter, but also confirms his wife was right and through not only considerable prayer and soul searching, but through her love and heart, helped to change his heart.

This indicates several things to me……. he is not one of those hard line, un-empathic, hard hearted fundie types. He is not someone who believes his wife should tow the line and be under his submission and not be able to have her own mind, decisions, thinking….. and he can admit his wife was more spiritually progressed, than he was. All pretty different stuff, to many Baptists.

I am definitely being led to more progressive Christian writings and work these days. Praise God!

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

2 thoughts on “Helpful to me to see a Baptist minister, who is not like many. Praise God!

  1. I had become so discouraged about being able to find open and moderate Christians. Thank you for sharing this article and others!! It’s lifted my spirits to be able to read & learn from moderate open Christians.

    • Yes, it is so easy to become so discouraged when you see so many church people act so badly and have such wrong views and use that to be abusive and hurt and harm people.

      But, to see real Christians out there doing good work, showing what it is to have empathy and compassion, as Jesus did, is helpful for me too.

      ❤ ❤