S2E14: The Sinister Nature of Spiritual Abuse - Gabi Ruth

Pain to Passion Live

18-07-2023 • 19 mins

Hello, my friends! Thank you for listening to this important solo episode of Pain to Passion Live.

In this episode, I share my personal journey with spiritual abuse and open up about the impact it had on me. I delve into the dark reality of spiritual abuse, where individuals in positions of authority manipulate and control others using their relationship with God. While acknowledging the complexity of the topic, I offer validation and support to those who may be facing spiritual abuse in their lives. Together, we explore the definition of spiritual abuse and the harmful effects it can have. I provide insights into my upbringing in a conservative evangelical home, highlighting the patriarchal rules and authority dynamics I encountered. Drawing from my own experiences working for a well-known Christian couple, I shed light on the manipulation tactics used to silence and coerce me and others. I address the trauma responses I faced and the lasting scars it left behind. Throughout the episode, I emphasize the importance of recognizing spiritual abuse and seeking help. I offer resources and a compassionate voice to those who may be struggling in similar situations. It is my hope that through this episode, listeners find validation, support, and the courage to prioritize their well-being.


**Episode Highlights:**

- I introduce the topic of spiritual abuse and explain my personal motivation for discussing it.

- We explore the definition of spiritual abuse, emphasizing its manipulative and controlling nature.

- I discuss the ways in which spiritual abusers use a person's relationship with God and religious beliefs to coerce and manipulate.

- I reflect on my upbringing in a conservative evangelical home, sharing the patriarchal rules and authority dynamics I experienced.

- I recount a specific instance of working for a well-known Christian couple, detailing the spiritual abuse I endured.

- I describe the manipulation tactics used against me, such as silencing, guilt-tripping, and threats of job loss.

- I share the trauma responses I experienced and the lasting impact of the spiritual abuse on my well-being.

- I highlight the importance of recognizing spiritual abuse and seeking help.

- I provide resources for those who may be facing spiritual abuse and offer guidance on navigating these challenging situations.

- I acknowledge the difficulty of leaving a community associated with spiritual abuse and encourage listeners to prioritize their own well-being.

- I conclude the episode with a message of validation, self-care, and the reminder that making mistakes is part of being human.

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