Last week another “church survivors” blog got started. This time it’s about Mars Hill, and the stories are so familiar to me. In 2007, another similar blog got started, called SGM Survivors, and on June 9th a second civil suit is being opened in court against the parachurch ministry. When SGM Survivors first got started, I read everything, ravenous to discover that I wasn’t alone in my cognitive dissonance in what the church taught and what I was experiencing there as a member.
I suspect that there are many in Mars Hill churches who will be contributing to this new We Love Mars Hill blog with their stories. Perhaps discovering that their experiences with spiritual abuse there are common will be the sea change for many bound in bondage to abusive religious leaders (like Mark Driscoll, below) to start asking hard questions and begin to leave.