How did I break through the barrier of “someday I am going to write a book” and actually do it? The push I needed to birth my new life as a published author showed up in my email one day. I don’t know where it came from or how I got on the list, I just said yes.
While I define religious abuse as physical, sexual and human rights abuses that are justified by religious dogma and religious opportunists, spiritual abuse is abuse of the human spirit.
My religion taught parents to bring their children to salvation by whatever means necessary. My father’s weapon of choice was his hand on my body.