The author provides advice for understanding the victims and the perpetrators of abuse. She provides several practical recommendations for pastoral care in abuse situations. While it may not be possible to follow some of the specific aspects of the recommendations in every context, the principles behind them are valid, especially the need for objective investigation of abuse claims.
This article is a transcript of a speech given at a conference. It provides church leaders with deep insights into abuse and abusers, including the dynamics of deception and power in relationships, and the issue of repentance and forgiveness. Dr. Langberg identifies five governing principles to be followed in dealing with abuse, and a compelling argument for dealing with it forthrightly.
In this article, the author discusses some of the factors that can lead spiritual leaders to be drawn into sexually abusing church members.