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Seminary trained with nearly 10 years of ministry experience on staff with churches all over the United States, Katherine Spearing loves the church. But after seeing and experiencing some horrible things done in the name of God, she seeks to use her story to help the church do better.

Podcast supports TearsofEden.org , a nonprofit for community and understanding in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse.

Uncertain Katherine Spearing

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Seminary trained with nearly 10 years of ministry experience on staff with churches all over the United States, Katherine Spearing loves the church. But after seeing and experiencing some horrible things done in the name of God, she seeks to use her story to help the church do better.

Podcast supports TearsofEden.org , a nonprofit for community and understanding in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse.

    S3:E15 - How to Tell Your Story with Jennifer Wainscott

    S3:E15 - How to Tell Your Story with Jennifer Wainscott

    This is a great episode for the trauma survivor who is beginning to share their story with the world. Who do you share it with? What elements are important? And what places and spaces might not be equipped to receive the story?
    Jennifer Wainscott is a licensed professional counselor in St. Louis, MO. She is also the creator and founder of St. Louis Storytell, where storytellers take the stage to share a true story from their life with the audience. Jennifer has worked with arts groups, ministries, non-profits, and community support groups in addition to providing private story coaching. She believes that everyone has a story to tell.
    Uncertain is a podcast of  Tears of Eden, a community and resource for those in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please take a moment to like, subscribe or leave a review on your favorite podcasting listening apparatus. You can support the podcast by going to TearsofEden.org/support
    To get in touch with us please email tearsofeden.org@gmail.com
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    • 51 min
    S3:E14 - Systemic Coverup of Abuse in Churches with Kody Purcell (CW)

    S3:E14 - Systemic Coverup of Abuse in Churches with Kody Purcell (CW)

     
    Kody is a survivor of not only sexual abuse from a pastor, but also the systemic coverup of the abuse in the denomination. A BIG THANK YOU to Kody for sharing her story, a story that is incredibly timely after the SBC report.
    Reach out to Kody at kodyapurcell@gmail.com
    Content Warning for this episode: contains details of sexual abuse, systemic coverup of abuse, attempted suicide, and explicit language.  

    Uncertain is a podcast of  Tears of Eden, a community and resource for those in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please take a moment to like, subscribe or leave a review on your favorite podcasting listening apparatus. You can support the podcast by going to TearsofEden.org/support
    To get in touch with us please email tearsofeden.org@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    S3:E13 - Most Loved - Abuse in Churches with Mike Sloan

    S3:E13 - Most Loved - Abuse in Churches with Mike Sloan

    This is one of our Most Loved episodes from Uncertain Featuring Mike Sloan from netgrace.org
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    tearsofeden.org
    netgrace.org
    DARVO stands for "Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender." From Jennifer Freyd
    Protecting the Gift
    Mike’s Recommended Resources:
    On all forms of abuse:
    The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church’s Response by Pamela Cooper-White (Fortress Press, 2012)
    On Intimate Partner Violence:
    Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft (Berkley Books, 2002)
    Helping Her Get Free by Susan Brewster (Seal Press, 2006)
    No Place for Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark (InterVarsity Press, 2010) 
    Refuge from Abuse: Healing and Hope for Abused Christian Women by Nancy Nason-Clark and Catherine Clark Kroeger (InterVarsity Press, 2004) 
    Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding Challenges and Proposing Solutions by Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin (Oxford, 2018) 
    On Child Abuse:
    The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches and Ministries by Basyle Tchividjian and Shira M. Berkovits (New Growth Press, 2017)
    On This Rock: A Call to Center the Christian Response to Child Abuse on the Life and Words of Jesus by Victor Vieth (Wipf and Stock, 2018)
    Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, & Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children by Anna Salter (Basic Books, 2003)



    Uncertain is a podcast of  Tears of Eden, a community and resource for those in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please take a moment to like, subscribe or leave a review on your favorite podcasting listening apparatus. You can support the podcast by going to TearsofEden.org/support
    To get in touch with us please email tearsofeden.org@gmail.com
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    • 46 min
    S3:E12 - Characteristics of a Toxic Faith System with Lauren Hunter

    S3:E12 - Characteristics of a Toxic Faith System with Lauren Hunter

    Lauren Hunter is the author of the book Leaving Christian Science and is a former Christian Scientist (not to be confused with scientology). She’s also had a long relationship with the evangelical church. We discuss the 10 characteristics of a toxic faith system comparing christian science and evangelicalism.
    Kingdom of the cults
    Steve Hassan BITE model
    Jesus and John wayne
    What’s a christian to do with harry potter
    FFCSministry.org



    Uncertain is a podcast of  Tears of Eden, a community and resource for those in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please take a moment to like, subscribe or leave a review on your favorite podcasting listening apparatus. You can support the podcast by going to TearsofEden.org/support
    To get in touch with us please email tearsofeden.org@gmail.com
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    • 49 min
    S3: E11 - Most Loved-The Church, Abuse of Power, and Jesus with Diane Langberg

    S3: E11 - Most Loved-The Church, Abuse of Power, and Jesus with Diane Langberg

    This is one of our Most Loved episodes. Diane Langberg has been a huge voice in understanding abuse, abuse in churches, and sexual abuse. She’s a psychologist, writer, speaker, and sits on the Board of GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment.
    Most of us who are survivors of Spiritual Abuse or abuse in churches eventually find our way to Diane’s work because she very specifically speaks to the spiritual component of abuse—especially when that abuse occurs in a Christian environment.
    Uncertain is a podcast of  Tears of Eden, a community and resource for those in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please take a moment to like, subscribe or leave a review on your favorite podcasting listening apparatus. You can support the podcast by going to TearsofEden.org/support
    To get in touch with us please email tearsofeden.org@gmail.com
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    • 47 min
    S3:E10 - A Novelist Tells the Truth with Lauren McBrayer

    S3:E10 - A Novelist Tells the Truth with Lauren McBrayer

    Today’s guest is author and lawyer Lauren McBrayer. In this episode, we address women in the church, the power of narrative and storytelling, exploring sexuality through writing, and the embodied and healing experience of creating art.
    Sermon mentioned in this episode
    Like a House on Fire
    Contact Tears of Eden tearsofeden.org@gmail.com
    Support Uncertain & Tears of Eden

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Orchardmama ,

Helpful for the Confused

This podcast has been so helpful in giving language to what spiritual abuse is. I’ve been living in confusion and disillusionment and it’s so good to not feel alone and to be finding some clarity in order to move forward

Margrif ,

Helping the church do better

The experts, authors, artists, and survivors on the podcast are not only informed on the topic of spiritual abuse but vulnerable enough to share their own experiences. I always learn something valuable from listening.

globalhoosiercat ,

So good

These women are amazing! So articulate! So self educated on this sad reality!

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