Recovery Resources

Books that may be helpful for spiritual abuse recovery:

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse by Jeff VanVonderen

Spiritual Abuse Recovery by Dr. Barbara Orlowski
(Also available directly through her website.)

Recovering From Churches That Abuse by Dr. Ronald Enroth
(Free pdf)

Take Back Your Life by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias
(Especially helpful for recovery from cult experiences.)

Thy Rod And Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Smacking Controversy by Samuel Martin
(Free pdf)

Websites that may be helpful:

Resources that may be helpful for homeschool alumni:

Videos that may be helpful:

Attorney Greg Love co-founded a program to help churches prevent sexual abuse of children. In the following video, he explains what you need to be aware of to protect children in churches.

Cindy Kunsman explains how Lifton's eight criteria for thought reform is practiced in some churches today.