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    (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Carol Howard Merritt I received an Advance Reader Copy for an honest reviewI wrote a full review at The Young Clergywomen's Project version I highly recommend this book for anyone who has experienced spiritual harm by a church or organization or member of the cle

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    (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt In her new book Healing Spiritual Wounds Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church Harper One 2017 Carol Howard Merritt tells her own story of moving from the punishing theology of her childhood to a new understanding of love mercy and forgiveness Yet this is not a memoir; it is a trail guide designed to

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    Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Carol Howard Merritt A friend found an article about this online and sent it to me and I am SO glad she did This is a very profound book one which will linger with me for a long time It's not a book meant to convert anyone or to glorify Christianity and although Ch

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    (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt Stories abound of people who have been spiritually wounded Many who have such experiences have decided that religion and God are no

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    (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds Carol Howard Merritt has offered herself as a loving compassionate guide for anyone looking to reclaim love of self love in community and a healthy understanding of God Her storytelling and her use of beautiful metaphor light the way to recognizing and embracing a fuller interior life She leaves no stone unturned speaking frankly about patriarchy finances abuse and sex She both examines hurt and offers healing from stori

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    (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt In an approachable and pastoral way Carol Howard Merritt brings our attention to the aspects of religion which hav

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    Carol Howard Merritt ↠ 7 characters characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Carol Howard Merritt Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds I really loved this book Highly recommended for those who have been hurt by church or religious people but still keep coming back to God Interview forthcoming at Off the Page

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    Carol Howard Merritt ↠ 7 characters (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt I am a friend of Carol Howard Merritt and my wife Candasu is an even closer one I have had the pleasure of hearing about the genesis of this book for some time through Candasu who read an earlier version and offered notes

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    (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt Carol Howard Merritt ↠ 7 characters Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds Another entry in the Recovering Evangelical genre I was hoping for a nuanced discussion of repairing relationships in Christian community and instead found it mostly a rebuke of hyper conservative purity culture complementa

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    (Healing Spiritual Wounds) PDF Î Carol Howard Merritt I feel a bit awkward writing a review of this book since I happen to be friends with the author and she sent me a free autographed copy of the book It’s a weird position to be in when you are friends with an author because how do you objectively review something they’ve written? I’ll just say that I think Merritt really nails it here

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Healing Spiritual Wounds

Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds characters Healing Spiritual Wounds 107 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Carol Howard Merritt An effective plan to help those suffering from wounds inflicted by the church find spiritual healing and a renewed sense of faithRaised as a conservative Christian minister and author Carol Howard Merritt discovered that the traditional institutions she grew up in inflicted great pain and suffering on others Though she loved the spirituality the church provided she knew that because of sexism homophobia and manipulative religious politics established religious institutions weren’t always holy or safe Instead of offering refuge these. I received an Advance Reader Copy for an honest reviewI wrote a full review at The Young Clergywomen s Project version I highly recommend this book for anyone who has experienced spiritual harm by a church or organization or member of the clergy I also highly recommend this book to be on your shelf if you are a member of the clergy or a therapist This is a good resources to help people navigate the journey of healing with a loving God

Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds

Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds characters Healing Spiritual Wounds 107 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Carol Howard Merritt Institutions have betrayed people’s hearts and souls “People have suffered religious abuse” she writes “which can be different from physical injury or psychological trauma”Though participation and affiliation in traditional religious institutions is waning many people still believe in God Merritt contends that many leave the church because they have lost trust in the institution not in God Healing Spiritual Wounds addresses the church’s dichotomous image as a safe space and as a dangerous place and provides a way to resto. Stories abound of people who have been spiritually wounded Many who have such experiences have decided that religion and God are not worth the trouble If they re to find healing it won t be in a religious context and likely won t involve God Such wounds come in many forms We have heard much about clergy sex abuse scandals LGBT folks often find that the church and religious people can be not only unwelcoming but hostile and even violent Religion has been used to justify racism and sexism Then there are the preachers who rain down upon their congregations words of anger and abuse often creating a climate of fear guilt and shame So is it possible for someone to experience such realities and reconnect with GodCarol Howard Merritt is a Presbyterian pastor and author and a friend Carol has her own story of spiritual woundedness that is deeply rooted in her own experiences growing up in a fundamentalist context with an abusive father who justified his rage with the Bible and then found herself in college at Moody Bible Institute It was during her time at Moody that she began to discern a different path In part this had to do with encountering other forms of Christianity while in Chicago It included being given the opportunity to befriend an older woman needing companionship who was liberal in her sentiments opening up another avenue It also included a horrific event the day she was sexually assaulted groped by a man while standing near the front door of her college Even as she felt shame because she had been taught that women were the temptresses and cause of such assaults she began to realize that such a message could not be true While she might have left Christianity behind during these moments she didn t Instead she found a pathway to healing that ultimately led to seminary and ordination Carol s own story forms the foundation of this beautifully written as one would expect from Carol book that is part memoir and part guide to spiritual healing The message is in many ways uite simple As Carol puts it in the opening chapter Yes Christianity was and is part fo the problem the cause of much suffering anxiety and pain in life but Christianity has also been my cure my solace my center p 8 That is an important message that needs to be shared with all who have experienced spiritual woundedness Througout the book Carol weaves her own story with the stories of others many of whom she has had the opportunity to minister to during her years as a pastor Each chapter includes exercises that can help readers needing spiritual healing to remember deal with their own experiences hopefully letting go of the hurt so that healing might take place Her purpose in writing is to provide a safe place where we could speak honestly about all the bitterness caused by the church the blatant sexism physical abuse sexual harm and emotional manipulation while finding a way to hold on to the sweetness and wholeness and healing the spiritual life can bring p 9 This isn t meant to be a defense of Christianity but is her attempt to help those desiring to reconnect with God to do so That means reconnecting with the loving God she has discovered during journey After an introductory chapter Carol begins to lay out a way toward healing She begins to develop a vision of love and of wholeness shalom This is the goal wholeness That often reuires a new vision of God thus she leads us through a conversation about healing our image of God For many the way to healing reuires replacing a vision of the angry God with the loving God This is important as Carol notes because for many God was understood to be involved in that which wounded the person So it s important to reclaim God It also involves as Carol writes in chapter 4 recovering one s emotions Carol had learned to hide and suppress her emotions She survived spiritual abuse by becoming numb but this numbness is a result of messages designed to produce guilt and shame Through a series of experiences and encounters Carol emerged from her numbness allowing her to move toward healing In a chapter titled Redeeming Our Broken Selves Carol writes of not only learning to lover herself finding the possibility of loving all humanity That reuired her to reenvision how she spoke of God to the world Chapter six is titled Reclaiming our Bodies This is an important chapter in the book especially for women The message that often is given to women is that they must be careful about how they dress and act because they can cause men to stumble They are often blamed for sexual assaults All is justified religiously As I read the book I looked back at my own pathway out of a fundamentalist context though nothing like hers I was part of a conservative Christian community and I bought into much of its message but I wasn t born into it as was Carol and my college experience didn t reinforce these messages In fact in many ways though my teachers weren t necessarily liberal they opened up my eyes to different visions of God But the other piece for me is that I m white male straight I may have had issues with my body but they weren t religiously instilled But for Carol and for many women that lesson was deeply embedded She found healing by affirming that God had created her flesh in God s image and that her flesh was good Yes this is an important chapterFrom there we move to uestions of hope a conversation that takes us into the fundamentalist interpretation of scripture especially dispensationalism In this chapter Carol shares how this version of biblical interpretation was taught and its implications Healing comes as one moves from fear to hope There is an intriguing chapter on finances Here the issue is the way in which the prosperity gospel and other forms of Christianity turn the faith into a transactional one that can have deadly impact on one s finances The final chapter is titled Being Born Again Conservative Christianity often lifts up the need to be born again and often does so in a transactional form On the way to healing Carol reclaims the idea and shares her own story of being reborn That is being born from above It is in this chapter that she shares the story of being sexually assaulted and the final discovery that she was not to blame As she let go of her guilt and shame she was spiritually reborn For her and for many this reuires a movement away from patriarchal views of religion Ultimately it came when she experienced the fullness of God s love enveloping her so that she realized that she needn t livin in constant fear of losing God s love or anyone else s love p 212For Carol healing ultimately reuired that she deal with her relationship with her father a relationship that did not get resolved during his life time She found healing when read the story of the raising of Lazarus and she heard Jesus words unbind him and let him go as a word to her about her relationship with her father That was the wound that needed to be healed and it was healed when she removed the bandages and let him go and discovering that love remainedI know that Carol initially planned on simply writing a memoir of her experiences at Moody but it became than that While I might have enjoyed that original concept I believe that this is a book that can help a lot of people reconnect with God so that they might experience healing of spiritual wounds that have been inflicted on them by the church and by Christianity As Carol noted early on this isn t a defense of Christianity She s not attempting to convince anyone of anything But for those ready to take this journey she wants to help guide them to a place where they can find healing My prayer is that many will take this journey How To Enjoy A Scandal injury or psychological trauma”Though participation and affiliation Lesbian Juices Rival Cheerleaders Soaking in Secret in traditional religious Serena institutions Santa In Montana Calder Saga #11 is waning many people still believe Wanting What You Get in God Merritt 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remember deal with their own experiences hopefully letting go of the hurt so that healing might take place Her purpose The Definitive Josman The Ultimate Collection of His Published Works 2002 2009 in writing The Walking Dead Compendium 2 is to provide a safe place where we could speak honestly about all the bitterness caused by the church the blatant sexism physical abuse sexual harm and emotional manipulation while finding a way to hold on to the sweetness and wholeness and healing the spiritual life can bring p 9 This Stillscary stories for sleep overs #3 isn t meant to be a defense of Christianity but The Burn is her attempt to help those desiring to reconnect with God to do so That means reconnecting with the loving God she has discovered during journey After an Out of Ireland introductory chapter Carol begins to lay out a way toward healing She begins to develop a vision of love and of wholeness shalom This The Right Wedding Gown Kimani Romance is the goal wholeness That often 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into a transactional one that can have deadly American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand impact on one s finances The final chapter The Secret is titled Being Born Again Conservative Christianity often lifts up the need to be born again and often does so Greg Iles Collection The uiet Game 24 Hours Dead Sleep in a transactional form On the way to healing Carol reclaims the The Orphan Master's Son idea and shares her own story of being reborn That Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories Thomas the Tank Engine; A Please Read To Me Book is being born from above It The Orphan Master's Son is Marry in Secret Marriage of Convenience #3 in this chapter that she shares the story of being sexually assaulted and the final discovery that she was not to blame As she let go of her guilt and shame she was spiritually reborn For her and for many this reuires a movement away from patriarchal views of religion Ultimately Song for a Dark ueen it came when she experienced the fullness of God s love 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characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Carol Howard Merritt

Summary Healing Spiritual Wounds characters Healing Spiritual Wounds 107 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Carol Howard Merritt Re personal faith and connection to God for those who have been hurt or betrayed by established institutions of faith Merritt lays out a multistage plan for moving from pain to spiritual rebirth from recovering theological and emotional shards to recovering communal wholenessMerritt does not sugarcoat the wrongs institutions long seen as trustworthy have inflicted on many innocent victims Sympathetic understanding and deeply positive she offers hope and a way to help them heal and reclaim the spiritual joy that can make them whole aga. I really loved this book Highly recommended for those who have been hurt by church or religious people but still keep coming back to God Interview forthcoming at Off the Page The Earl of Rayne's WardLord Hawkridge's SecretBetrayed and Betrothed institutions of faith Merritt lays out a multistage plan for moving from pain to spiritual rebirth from recovering theological and emotional shards to recovering communal wholenessMerritt does not sugarcoat the wrongs The Mystery of Mercy Close institutions long seen as trustworthy have Wyrd Sisters inflicted on many Virgin Widow England's Forgotten ueen innocent victims Sympathetic understanding and deeply positive she offers hope and a way to help them heal and reclaim the spiritual joy that can make them whole aga. I really loved this book Highly recommended for those who have been hurt by church or religious people but still keep coming back to God Interview forthcoming at Off the Page

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