The Spiritual Abuse Survivor's Network

Vyckie Garrison, Libby AnneBruce Gerencser, Sierra, and Melissa are all bloggers whose work exposing the evils of Christian patriarchy I have been enthusiastic about over the past year. Libby Anne has even become a personal friend and happily Bruce has started commenting here on occasion. They are now organized with others into what Vyckie has dubbed the Spiritual Abuse Survivor’s Network. Vyckie explains the goal of the network:

Through cross-promotion and collaboration, the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network is a powerful way of supporting and promoting spiritual abuse survivors in our individual blogging efforts.  We are working together toward a shared goal of increasing awareness of this issue of spiritual abuse – the control, the confusion, the devastation, our struggles, our triumphs, our survival and recovery.

Rather than being territorial and sectarian (as was the modus operandi of the abusive religious groups from which we have escaped), the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network employs the proven, non-abusive strategy of teamwork to gain more visibility for all the individual survivor blogs – in this manner, we make more of a collective impact on Google’s radar so that the search engines direct more people to read about this issue of spiritual abuse.

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of spiritual abuse survivors starting their own blogs - so many awesome, enthusiastic writers who deserve a significant platform! The Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network is committed to helping these survivors succeed.

Here are links for exploring the blogs of the Spiritual Abuse Survivor’s Network. Hopefully you can find resources to help both yourself and the suffering believers and the recovering ex-believers in your life:

THE SPIRITUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR BLOGS NETWORK

No Longer Quivering – Vyckie Garrison

Roadkill on the Information Superhighway – Calulu

Love, Joy, Feminism – Libby Anne

The Phoenix and the Olive Branch – Sierra

Wordgazer’s Words – Kristen Rosser

Incongruous Circumspection – Joe Sands

Permission to Live – Melissa

Past Tense Present Progressive – Latebloomer

Dispelled: One Girl’s Journey in a Homeschool Cult - Chandra Bernat

Hopewell Takes on Life!

The Way Forward – Bruce Gerencser

Quiver Full of Information

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://brucegerencser.net Bruce Gerencser

    Dan,

    Thanks for mention. I hope our combined effort will let people know there is a way out, that help is available, and that others have had similar experiences. One of the common emails I get in my blog is, I thought I was the only one who thought this way. I thought I was alone.

    Bruce

  • http://www.shelleysegal.com Shelley Segal

    Hey Dan,
    Thanks for posting this. An inspiring story and great resources :)


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