Church Hurt Healing
Church hurt or religious trauma refers to the psychological and emotional distress experienced by individuals as a result of harmful or abusive religious experiences. It can manifest in various forms, including guilt, fear, anxiety, and low self-esteem. People who have encountered rigid doctrines, oppressive religious practices, or have been subjected to judgment and condemnation within their religious communities may develop religious trauma. This can occur regardless of one's specific religious affiliation.
The impact of religious trauma extends beyond religious beliefs and practices, affecting individuals on a profound level. It may lead to a strained relationship with spirituality, a loss of faith, or even the development of mental health issues.