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Thursday, September 27, 2018

When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors

When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
Joshua Pease
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 ...
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