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From Michael Kruger: 5 Misconceptions about Spiritual Abuse: #5: “Talking About Spiritual Abuse Will Just Lead to False Accusations Against Pastors”

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The purpose of this blog post is to address the misconception that talking about spiritual abuse will just lead to false accusations against pastors. Kruger begins by acknowledging that false accusations do happen and that churches need to take this possibility seriously. However, Kruger argues that this should not be the default assumption when someone comes forward with an accusation of abuse. Kruger notes that false accusations are not common, and that most people who do make accusations of abuse are not lying. Kruger also argues that churches should be more open to listening to accusations of abuse and conducting a genuine investigation, rather than assuming that the accuser is lying.
Here is a brief excerpt from Kruger's Article:
In anticipation of the Nov 8th release (note: it’s been bumped back a week!) of my new book, Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church, I am making my way through a 5-part blog series on misconceptions and misunderstandings of spiritual abuse. You can read prior installm...

You can read the full article here