Article: Domestic Violence in the IFB Church Movement

Please read the article here.

“Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.”

This goes on in IFB circles ALL the time. I saw it go on in friends’ household when I was a child. I watched it go on at the Baptist college I attended. I watched college friends go through it. I experienced it personally in at least one major friendship in the past. People I hold very dear have gone through so much abuse at the hands of fundamentalism.

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One thought on “Article: Domestic Violence in the IFB Church Movement

  1. It was heart breaking for me this week when the pastor's daughter of my IFB cult posted anonymously on a post I'd written on the environment of abuse a particular child rearing method has. She claimed that her parents never mistreated her… But I know that isn't true. I watched them abuse her since infancy, watched them abuse their adult children. Is horrifying that she genuinely believes that what her parents do to her is loving.

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