Category: Spiritual Abuse

Main collection of research resources on abusive churches and/or spiritual abuse

Spiritual abuse

Among the most-visited pages within Apologetics Index, those dealing with various aspects of spiritual abuse -- sometimes called religious abuse -- rank very high. Here is an extensive collection of research resources on abusive churches and spiritual abuse.

Is Your Church Free from Cult-like Tendencies?

Many people who have been subjected to spiritual abuse wonder, in looking back, why they stayed in an abusive church for so long. Often it turns out that the church in question grew more and more cult-like gradually. After all, most abusive churches do not start out that way. This checklist will help you to honestly evaluate your church, its leaders, and your church experience.