Our Guest Blog provides a platform for survivors to share their journeys in order to provide hope and support to others who are healing from the trauma of religious/spiritual abuse.
We also invite partner organizations, advocates, spiritual trauma coaches, licensed therapists, and others involved in this field to write about their experiences and showcase how they are working to combat spiritual and religious abuse.
*All posts are submitted for review prior to posting and will be vetted and edited by our experienced Blog Editor, Lydia Joy Launderville.
*To submit your own piece, simply follow the instructions towards the bottom of the page
Share your personal journey or speak about your work with those who have experienced trauma from religious or spiritual abuse
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Survivor Stuart Hardy shares a little about his experience and what the Vashti Initiative would have meant to him had it been around when he was transitioning out of an oppressive religious environment.
Survivor Deanna tells of how she fled the group where she was born and raised. She believes an organization like The Vashti Initiative would have saved her from a lot of mistakes as she faced a new world alone.
Evan Jones talks about how he was ostracized for being LGBTQ+ and what happened when he left an abusive spiritual group.
Join us in demanding a USA Child Rights Act to protect children in all environments. We believe that child safety trumps religious exemptions, and are advocating for Congress to create federal guidelines to guard children against abuse and negligence in Adverse Spiritual Environments.