Stories of Spiritual Abuse may include:
-Ecclesiastical abuse by a Church leader, including but not limited to unethical counsel and guidance, sexual shaming, inappropriate questions of a probing nature, using scripture, doctrines, or religious authority as a means of coercion.
-Being blamed for abuse when seeking help from a Bishop.
-Being encouraged to repent when reporting sexual assault.
-Spiritual abuse within a marriage or relationship as a means of coercive control.
-Bishop testifying for an abuser in court proceedings.
- Being told that you must follow the council of your church leaders with Priesthood Authority.
-Tribal shaming or shunning practices after expressing your doubts about the church.
-Being counseled by Church leaders to not report abuse or stay in the abusive situation.
-Being forced to remain sealed to your abuser.
We are looking for stories in order to get a better idea of the magnitude of the problem in order to formulate healthy solutions. It is anonymous.