Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I must remember churches are full of wolves in sheeps clothing & stage 3 immaturity.


My levels of frustration about church people, is due to my understanding that many of them, are not in fact Christians, and many are very immature in the faith journey. And knowing the harm they cause, as a result.

And whilst I have awareness of where they are at…….. I am also aware, they choose not to see anything further, than stage 3 thinking and beliefs.

stages of faith

I’ve been identified, by my first Christian counsellor, as being at stage 5. Those at stage 3, will believe people such as myself, as being ‘backsliders’. Because they refuse to see anything more than what they want to believe.

This spiritual maturity, runs parallel to emotional growth and maturity. I see this with most people, who resent, resist and repel, anything and anyone, they do not personally understand.

And interestingly, many ministers and church leaders, keep the ‘flock’ at stage 3…. because it’s easier to control. They don’t encourage questioning….. they just want mindless sheep.

My frustration, is not so much that they are immature, but for the harm they cause to many, as a result. Which is not okay. People will immaturely state I am judgmental. Which I fully expect, from unwise, emotionally and spiritually immature people.

dogs bible

Plus the very obvious issue – of ‘wolves in sheeps clothing’ and the ‘dogs’ that are attracted to churches, because church people so often fail to deal with such people in an inappropriate manner.

wolves in sheep clothing

But, I will not keep quiet, to placate people, who as a result of their choices, harm others.

That would be placating evil. I don’t do that.


~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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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.

2 thoughts on “I must remember churches are full of wolves in sheeps clothing & stage 3 immaturity.

  1. This post is very accurate.

    I was raised Catholic & at a young age realized that the priests were fake. I quit going at age 12 & never went back.

    Stage 3 people are unable to see that pedophiles figured out that if they pretended to be Catholic & posed as fake priests they would gain access to hundreds of children that they could rape & no one would dare question or confront a priest.

    The priests in the Catholic Church who have been raping children for decades are not now & never have been Catholic or Christian.

    They are pure evil pedophiles that are enabled & protected by Stage 3 immature, blind people who actually think these monsters are Catholic & Christian.

    Church people do this all the time.
    They blindly believe anyone who claims to be Christian. And this allows every kind of hideous person to enter the church and abuse everyone there.

    • I agree with you. And this is not a Catholic Church only issue.
      It is across all denominations.
      The Anglican Church are currently being investigated for not only allowing known and convicted paedophiles into their churches – but allowing the to preach. And this was occurring in 2015.
      Church people, can be very dangerous and unsafe people to be around.
      It shocks me, that so many of them cannot see how manipulative child sex offenders can be, and how they are being so easily manipulated and children are at risk as a result.
      It’s really sick.

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