|When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors|
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
It took me 20 years to acknowledge I’d been molested in sixth grade.
I’d always had a memory of the molestation, but it was fuzzy, distant, and I had no category to place it in. Thank God it wasn’t worse, I thought, or that could have really messed me up.
Eleven years into ministry, I emotionally imploded. My newborn son wasn’t sleeping or breastfeeding. My wife had postpartum anxiety, and we fought constantly. My home felt like a scary, overwhelming place, where more was demanded ...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors