We encourage you, as always, to respond freely to the following questions about religion and spirituality. We accept everyone here, no matter what belief system you follow or what your experiences have been. This week's answers, however, may be especially triggering depending on your situation--what may be working as a wonderful recovery tool for one person might have been at the core of another survivor's abuse. Therefore, please take extra care of yourself when reading the comments if religion/spirituality is especially triggering for you.
This week, it might actually also be extra helpful if, when submitting your comment, you list the religions/belief systems you mention--that way others can decide whether to read or skip over your comment until they are feeling up to it.
Without further ado, here are this week's questions!
- What kind of experiences did you have with religion/spirituality in regards to your abuse history?
- What kind of impact have these experiences had on your current belief system?
- How does your current belief system and/or the practices related to it affect your recovery path as a survivor?