Moments like this solidified my parent's faith in their religion and in the man who we knew as the one-and-only mouthpiece of God.
Many people go through life believing that religion and spiritualty are the same. Religion has claimed ownership of the word “faith” as though it is synonymous with dogma. In reality, religion and spiritualty are two completely different experiences. They can, and do, exist without each other. In this awareness we can recognize that spiritual abuse and religious abuse are separate experiences.
Spiritual abuse is abuse of the human spirit. Is more than just physical or sexual assault, it is emotional and psychological as well.