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Teen “Mania” – Freudian Slip?

According to Wikipedia Ron Luce has both a bachelors and masters degree in psychology. Now, I have absolutely no training in that field (although I’ve been to my fair share of counseling because of Teen…


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The Bible According to Teen Mania #5

Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant always honorable, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all adhere to a strict code of honor. Mark 10: 43-45…


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Spiritual Elitism

Spiritual elitism is the second characteristic of a spiritually abusive environment. Unlike some of the other traits we will explore, Teen Mania does not attempt to hide their elitism. In fact, they seem to revel…


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When God Fails You

It is a devastating thing to feel that God has failed you. That the promises you trusted Him to keep turned to ashes in front of your eyes. That the prayers you so desperately prayed…


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Blame the Victim – Ron Luce Does!

One of the more cruel abuses of the Honor Academy is blaming the victim. If you are depressed, sick, can’t seem to feel God’s presence, or any other hard situation – it’s usually because you…


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A Quiz for Current Interns and Alumni

Copied from Spotlight Ministries: Do you feel that no matter how hard you try, the ‘good deeds’ you perform for your group are never quite enough? As a result of this do you often feel…


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The Bible According to Teen Mania #4

I had to borrow this one straight from Alan Knox: Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual trained should restore him in a spirit of gentleness superiority. Keep watch on…


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Response to a Comment

I’d like to talk about one of the comments this blog received this week: And at the same time I did have plenty of experiences where people served me at TM and I was able…


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Control Oriented Leadership

The first sign of spiritual abuse is control-oriented leadership. Let’s talk about how this trait plays out at the Honor Academy. Here are some of Dave Hasz’s own comments to illustrate. Click on the statement…


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What is Spiritual Abuse? Part 2

I also found this list of abusive symptoms rather intriguing:Signs of an abusive church (edited for length). 1) Abusive church leaders in abusive churches are into power and control. Enroth writes, “The spiritual autocrat, the…