Sometimes we can feel like the walking wounded in the church. Some people will jump from church to church trying to forget their wounds. Others will leave the church altogether. The injuries we incur in these close quarters can follow us around for a lifetime if we let them.
In episode 44 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I talk about the wounds that can happen when we walk closely with other believers in the church. I also reveals the central role that the church plays in our lives as believers and in the world, because knowing that divine design helps us to stay planted when we are tempted to leave.
Then I offer FOUR STEPS you can take when you or your kids have been wounded in the church.
When we realize how important the church is for our individual purpose in life, we can make sense of why we get wounded there. The answer isn’t remaining a Christian casualty. The answer is finding healing through God in the church.
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“The Rise and Fall of Mars Hills” podcast by Christianity Today.
Episode 43: “Why Does Abuse Happen in the Church?”
Episode 17: “How To Discover Your Purpose in Life”
Mark Driscoll quote: “There is a pile of dead bodies behind the Mars Hill bus, and by God’s grace, it’ll be a mountain by the time we’re done.”
“Abuse in the SBC: Why It Happened and Where We Find Hope” by Catherine Segars.
“Driven by Eternity” by John Bevere.
“When Narcissism Comes to Church” by Dr. Chuck DeGroat.
“When Godly People Do Ungodly Things” by Beth Moore.
“Bait of Satan” by John Bevere.
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, podcaster, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping parents be a godly example for their kids in an ungodly world.
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