Blog Highlight: Lost Sheep – You Will Rise Again

I thought that I would continue the highlights of blogs that I interact with, and friends that I have met through the blogosphere.

Lost Sheep has been my friend now for a while, and we have been walking together through her recovery from spiritual abuse.  I have been there to listen and just be a friend while she expresses her frustration and pain about being constantly told that God hated her, that she was a terrible Christian, that she would never amount to anything and the like.  It has affected her emotionally, physically and, of course, spiritually as well.  She was horrified to realize later that the ‘church’ she had joined as a brand new believer eager to know more about the Lord was actually an organization with strong cult tendencies.

She has detailed how the abuse has affected her, given her story briefly, and set up groups for mutual support and comfort for those who have been victims of spiritual abuse, as well as pastors and leaders who want to know how to help.

I have encouraged her that her story and her work is important, and it will help many.  In a real sense it will also shine light into the dark corners of spirituality (this isn’t true church by any means) and as the light shines in the darkness, it will definitely derail Satan’s plans on many levels.

So, I encourage all to go and read her blog – You Will Rise Again.  Anyone who is interested to understand how cults affect people – here is one person who is no where near the end of her journey… she is constantly battling spiritual oppression as well as apparent betrayals from those who have promised to assist her.  BUT – she keeps on going.  She keeps pressing on – albeit with a lot of encouragement from some close friends.  Her work is important.  Get involved by prayer or by reading the blog and interacting with Lost Sheep.

Pray.  Get involved.

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5 Responses

  1. Thanks Robert for this post. Spiritual abuse is terrible, I don’t think one ever recovers fully. God bless you!

    • Glad you passed through, Jonie… sorry I haven’t responded in a while … my blog was sitting there unattended because of personal struggles… but I do appreciate your friendship!

  2. This is a GREAT series idea. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I’m flipping down to see who else is on the list.

    • Thanks for stopping by Mandy… and for encouraging me in this series idea…

      I’ve personally been going through a blogging drought along with everything else – I’ve had a couple things sitting in my drafts folder but felt unable to write for a while…prayers are really appreciated!

      There’s only one other person in this series so far, but that’s gonna change – esp coz two of my fave bloggy friends got cool new site upgrades…..

  3. […] NEEDING YOUR HELP–VOTE (via “You Will Rise Again”) Posted on August 3, 2010 by bajanpoet My friend Renee… you know her online as lost sheep … has been blogging about spiritual abuse for a while. I mentioned her in one of my Blog Highlights posts. […]

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