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Join your host, Eric Skwarczynski, as he sits down with brave survivors who are shedding light on decades of physical, mental, and sexual abuse within the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement.

Preacher Boys Podcas‪t‬ Eric Skwarczynski

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Join your host, Eric Skwarczynski, as he sits down with brave survivors who are shedding light on decades of physical, mental, and sexual abuse within the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement.

    How Coronavirus is Affecting Domestic Violence Victims | Claudia King

    How Coronavirus is Affecting Domestic Violence Victims | Claudia King

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    Eric Skwarczynski is joined by Claudia King, Development Director for Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault.

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    During the covid-19 pandemic, one in three white women have reported being the victims of domestic violence, and the numbers jump to a horrifying 50% or higher for those in marginalized populations. The truth is, quarantine and safer-at-home orders have put some of our most vulnerable populations in even more danger by trapping them with no way to escape their abuser.

    Why have we left these victims to fend for themselves in volatile situations, made even worse by economic stressors, pressures of job loss, and trying to home-school their kids? And what can victims do during the Coronavirus pandemic to stay safe and reach out for help without making their situation worse?

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    • 11 min
    How to Spot a Narcissist in the Church and Prevent Spiritual Abuse | Chuck DeGroat

    How to Spot a Narcissist in the Church and Prevent Spiritual Abuse | Chuck DeGroat

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    On this episode of the Preacher Boys Podcast, Eric sits down with the author of When Narcissism Comes to Church, Chuck DeGroat.

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    Chuck DeGroat is Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary, MI, and Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco. He is an author, speaker, consultant, and therapist. Chuck is married to Sara and has two teenage daughters.

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    Why does narcissism seem to thrive in our churches? We've seen the news stories and heard the rumors. Maybe we ourselves have been hurt by a narcissistic church leader. It's easy to throw the term around and diagnose others from afar. But what is narcissism, really? And how does it infiltrate the church? Chuck DeGroat has been counseling pastors with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as those wounded by narcissistic leaders and systems, for over twenty years. He knows firsthand the devastation narcissism leaves in its wake and how insidious and painful it is. In When Narcissism Comes to Church, DeGroat takes a close look at narcissism, not only in ministry leaders but also in church systems. He offers compassion and hope for those affected by its destructive power and imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects. DeGroat also offers hope for narcissists themselves―not by any shortcut, but by the long, slow road of genuine recovery, possible only through repentance and trust in the humble gospel of Jesus

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    • 43 min
    Sex, Lies, and a Videotape | Inside Greg Neal's Ministry

    Sex, Lies, and a Videotape | Inside Greg Neal's Ministry

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    In this episode, Eric Skwarczynski sits down with Elizabeth McCoy, a former staff kid at Berean Baptist Church and College under Pastor Greg Neal.

    In 2001, a videotape was discovered of women undressing in Neal's office.

    Despite the existence of what the state attorney called "overwhelming evidence," the tape was discovered past the statute of limitations, and Neal could not be sentenced.

    Later, Greg Neal would hire Cameron Giovanelli – AFTER an investigation of sexual assault involving a minor and Giovanelli was already underway. He ignored the warning of Pastor Stacey Shiflett and sought to start a new college with Giovanelli in Florida.

    Greg Neal remains a pastor today.

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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Why We Silence Women Who Tell The Truth | Tiffany Bluhm

    Why We Silence Women Who Tell The Truth | Tiffany Bluhm

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    In this episode, Eric Skwarczynski sits down with Tiffany Bluhm, author of Prey Tell.

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    Tiffany Bluhm wishes this wasn't her story to tell. Yet like many women today who are taking action against sexual harassment and sexual assault, it is. Bluhm explores the complex dynamics of power and abuse in systems we all find ourselves in. With honesty and strength, she tells stories of how women have overcome silence to expose the truth about their ministry and professional leaders--and the backlash they so often face. In so doing, she empowers others to speak up against abuses of power.

    Addressing men and women in all work settings--within the church and beyond--popular author and podcast host Tiffany Bluhm sets out to understand the cultural and spiritual narratives that silence women and to illuminate the devastating emotional, financial, and social impact of silence in the face of injustice.

    As readers journey with Bluhm, they will be moved to find their own way, their own voice, and their own conviction for standing with women. They'll emerge more ready than ever to advocate for justice, healing, and resurrection.

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    • 51 min
    RAVI ZACHARIAS EXPOSED: The Fallout at RZIM

    RAVI ZACHARIAS EXPOSED: The Fallout at RZIM

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    In this episode, Eric sits down with Steve Baughman – creator of RaviWatch.com to discuss the findings of the Miller & Martin report.

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    • 27 min
    Becoming an Avenging Angel | Susan Omillian

    Becoming an Avenging Angel | Susan Omillian

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    On this episode of the Preacher Boys Podcast, Eric Skwarczynski sits down with Susan Omillian.

    Susan Omilian is an attorney, author, motivational speaker and nationally recognized expert who has worked to end violence against women for the last forty years. In the 1970s, she founded a rape crisis center and, in the early 1980s, represented battered women in divorce proceedings. She also litigated sex discrimination cases, including helping to articulate the legal concept that made sexual harassment illegal in the 1990s.

    Her passion and enthusiasm for this work became more personal and immediate with the violent death of her niece Maggie, killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1999. Driven by a desire to help women move on after abuse as Maggie could not, Susan developed and has facilitated since 2001 her *My Avenging Angel WorkshopsTM* ( https://thriverzone.com/my-avenging-angel-workshops/ ) , based on the idea that “living well is the best revenge.” These workshops have helped hundreds of women take the journey from victim to survivor to thriver.

    Susan’s award-winning work has been described as “life-changing” and as “a component for women recovering from abuse that has been virtually overlooked.” On her own healing journey after the senseless death of her niece, Susan found the work she was born to do and it comes together here in the THRIVER ZONE — a healing place for women who want to reclaim their lives after abuse.

    Susan’s three books in The Thriver Zone SeriesTM contain the motivational guidance she has successfully used with women in her workshops. These books include *Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse* ( https://amzn.to/3s21g7i ) , the first in the series published in 2016 and *Staying in the Thriver Zone: A Road Map to Manifest a Life of Power and Purpose* ( https://amzn.to/37lwPki ) , published in 2018 as the second. Completing the three-book series will be *Living in the Thriver Zone: A Celebration of Living Well as the Best Revenge* ( https://thriverzone.com/living-in-the-thriver-zone/ ) *.*

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
351 Ratings

351 Ratings

watcher7t ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

We need more people like Eric brave enough to expose the horrendous abuse in the IFB. He has a variety of guests on various angles and perspectives. He lets the guests tell their stories as they are. He is careful to say that not all IFB churches are toxic, legalistic and abusive. Keep up the good work, Eric!

Ministry is a blessing ,

Good work! 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏻

So thankful for the work that Eric is doing to have and share these conversations. He covers difficult but extremely necessary topics. Keep up the good work!
Emily Louis

jmbarbe ,

Inspiring!

A heart-wrenching topic but one that is needed to be heard! Great job!! Keep it up!!

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