Abuse can take many different forms… psychological, emotional, verbal, physical and yes…even spiritual. Spiritual abuse occurs when people in positions of religious authority or power use their influence to hurt those for whom they should be caring. All kinds leave their marks on their victims and can cause many to suffer from anxiety, depression and other illnesses.
Recently I read a very good article that addresses these issues. What happens and how should we respond when a family who has become famous, has had a huge impact on the known Christian world, but whose dark secrets have come to light?