Christian Parent, Crazy World

Christian Parent, Crazy World

Catherine Segars

Why Does Abuse Happen in the Church?--Episode 43

September 26, 2022   ●   28 min

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Abuse in the church is hard to understand ourselves, much less to explain to our kids. But we need to have these conversations.

CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD focusses on topics that can build our kid’s faith or tear it down. This is most certainly one of those dangerous topics that can tear down their faith as they get older, causing them to leave the church and Christianity altogether.

Why does this happen?

In this episode, Catherine looks at an underlying root cause, and then she points us towards we want and need to offer to our kids—that is hope and healing.


“Growing Home Together” Podcast with Rob and Joanna Teigen:


“Abuse in the SBC: Why It Happened and Where We Find Hope,”

“The Ugly Truth the MacArthur/Moore Controversy Reveals,”

“Southern Baptist Convention Leaders Mishandled Sexual Abuse Allegations, Report Says,”


Beth Moore Leaving the SBC:

“Ravi Zacharias Hid Hundreds of Pictures of Women, Abuse During Massages, and a Rape Allegation,”
“Bombshell ‘Hillsong’ doc details sex scandals that battered celeb megachurch,”
“Sexual Harassment Went Unchecked at Christianity Today,”

“Misconduct allegations against Willow Creek founder Bill Hybels are credible, independent report finds,”

“The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” Podcast,

“John MacArthur’s Church Supported Convicted Child Abuser & Pedophile, Records Show,”

Lord Acton’s Quotes:

“Are Parents Being Tagged As ‘Domestic Terrorists’ by the FBI? Justice Department Needs to Show Its Cards,”


John 17:1-2
Genesis 11:6
Psalm 82:3
Isaiah 1:17
Matthew 23:27-28
2 Corinthians 5:10
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