February 9, 2021



Abuse makes it’s ugly presence felt in all kinds of ways and places. Fortunately, the curtain is being pulled back to expose the secretive and destructive world of abuse in our culture. Alarmingly, there has been a secretive world of abuse in the church. And, it’s a good thing that this is being exposed as well. What forms does power take? How is power abused, particularly in the church? And, how should we respond to abuses of power? Stick with us as we shed light on the dark world of abuse as we converse with Dr. Diane Langberg about her new new book, Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Dr. Diane Langberg (Bio and Journey)
Diane Langberg online training videos
How Should the Church Respond to Abusers? (blog post from Dr. Langberg)
How Churches Elevate and Protect Abusive Pastors (article on Christianity Today by Dr. Langberg)
Dr. Langberg’s books
Global Trauma Recovery Institute
Trauma Healing Institute
GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment)
Trauma Healing Advisory Council – American Bible Society
CPYU Virtual Parent Seminars
The Goldbergs

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church by Diane Langberg
Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores by Diane Langberg
Counsel for Pastors’ Wives by Diane Langberg
Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Diane Langberg
On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Diane Langberg
In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors by Diane Langberg
What Is A Girl Worth? My story of breaking the silence and experience the truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics by Rachael Denhollander

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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