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Lecture 1: Description of Spiritual Abuse

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Lesson

Spiritual abuse exists when a person or group of people with religious authority use their position of spiritual power to control or dominate another person in the name of God, church faith, etc., taking advantage of the person’s vulnerability to gratify their own needs in areas like power, intimacy, prosperity, sexual gratification, etc.

Outline

Description of Spiritual Abuse

I. Definition of Spiritual Abuse

A. Situational example

B. Additional examples

II. Different Levels of Spiritual Abuse

A. Intent to control and dominate with malice

B. Betrayal of confidentiality

C. Personal relationships

D. Elders

E. Example of a pastor

F. Cultic abuse

G. Conclusion