Christian Resources for Healing

DISCLAIMER: I HAVE NOT REVIEWED EVERY LINK ON THIS PAGE. Just like the other resource page, I haven’t had time to go over every article or site cited here. Use caution and know that these are exclusively Christian approaches which I may or may not personally agree with myself.  If you have questions, email me. If you have links you would like to see added here, you’re welcome to send those along too.

I CAN MAKE NO GUARANTEE about the effectiveness or accuracy or helpfulness of any of these links.


Trauma and PTSD
Spirituality, Evil and Abuse, by Reverend Lynn James

Forgiving Abusers – it is necessary? What does forgiveness involve?
Forgiveness as an Act of Defiance, by Reverend Lynn James, LMHC

Unpredictable and Confusing Behavior, by Mike Fisher


Abuse, Emotional Abuse and Setting Boundaries
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Henry Cloud, John Townsend
A Christian approach to personal boundaries including Bible quotes, explanations and examples. Written by practicing psychotherapists.

Responding to Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Pastors and Rabbis, Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence


Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder, including Possession and Demons/Evil Spirits

Not Demons but Dissociation, by Ravi Holy, a Christian minister with Dissociative Identites

Religious Healing in First-Century Christianity, by L. D. HANKOFF
The Journal of Psychohistory 19(4). Spring 1992
Differences between Possession and Dissociative Identity Disorder (MPD) are described under the section ‘THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF POSSESSION’

Seeing and Breaking the Chains: Steps for Recognizing On-Going Abuse and How to Break FREE, by Arauna Morgan, California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. (not specifically dealing with Christian beliefs)


Religious Abuse and Spiritual Aspects of DID

Grief — The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Transcendent by Janet Thomas
A ritual abuse survivor speaks of healing from the defiled Christianity of her childhood. Includes both Christian and Buddhist views.

Spirtitual Aspects of DID, by Nicky Robertson. Chapter 3 of Living with the Reality of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Campaigning Voices (2014), edited by Lady Xenia Bowlby and Deborah Briggs
A vicar’s wife with DID describes being a Christian with non-Christian alter personalities, and explains some religious triggers common to survivors of Satanic Ritual Abuse (which are a minority of the people with DID)

The place of Spirituality in therapy, by Mile Fisher

Spiritual Aspects of Recovery, including Challenges for the Church, by Mike Fisher

Belief Myths and Facts about Survivors, by Ritual Abuse Network Scotland. Covers whether only Christians should support Satanic Ritual Abuse survivors


Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
Ritual Abuse Network, Scotland
General information about ritual abuse and rituals, difficulties in escaping, and self injury without a faith perspective

Common Forms of Misinformation and Tactics of Disinformation about Psychotherapy for Trauma Originating in Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
“Non-professionals can also misrepresent the personal characteristics, religious beliefs, and appearance, of these therapists, can name-call and otherwise mock them, and can attribute false agendas to them, such as assigning religious motives to secular therapists working with ritual abuse or mind control survivors.

For example, there is little to prevent someone from claiming on his or her own website that a psychotherapist is a fundamentalist Christian zealot at war with Satan, when that therapist might be an atheist, Jew, Buddhist, etc., who places no stock in the existence of Satan. But such a claim, when spoken as if it is fact, accomplishes its intended purpose of maligning that therapist.”

Setting and Reinforcing Personal Boundaries, by ritual abuse survivor by Katherine Sullivan.
Includes a harmful attempt ‘deliverance’ involving a ‘demon’ in a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple personalities). Includes descriptions of rituals which may be distressing and explain how Christian words and representations were corrupted by abuse, and reflections on accepting the choices of abuse survivors to practice other religions or no religion.


Child Abusers
Child abusers in the church by Mike Fisher. Explains how to deal with potential child abusers.

Spiritual Abuse (**I have read quite a bit on this site and have found much of it to be helpful and solid)

Information on spiritual abuse & various topics including trauma and dissociation.

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