Episode 419: Dr. Diane Langberg on Spiritual Abuse, Identifying Our Own Power, and Hope
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
What a true honor to have Dr. Diane Langberg on the show today. Her book, Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church, has taught me so much about trauma, abuse, and power. In this conversation, Dr. Langberg teaches us about paying attention to our own power, misusing that power, and balancing love for our local church with accountability. If abuse is a part of your story, I would encourage you to listen with someone who loves you. This conversation may be tender to you, so I wanted you to know before you listened so you could care for yourself and your heart well. And, for our #miniBFFs, this show may be a bit much for their little ears. . . . . Find more fun things on this episode by going to anniefdowns.com/podcast. . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast . . . . . Thank you to our sponsors! BetterHelp Online Therapy: Visit betterhelp.com/thatsoundsfun today to get 10% off your first month. Athletic Greens: Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/soundsfun. Stitch Fix: Sign up today at StitchFix.com/THATSOUNDSFUN to get $20 off your first purchase. Everlywell: Everlywell is offering a special discount of 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/thatsoundsfun. . . . . . NYTimes bestselling Christian author, speaker, and host of the That Sounds Fun Podcast, Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, entertainers not to miss, and interviews with friends.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Natural disasters are occuring with increasing frequency and force. The number of slaves in the world lingers at an unacceptably high number. Abuse is in our churches. Children are dying. Diane Langberg argues that trauma is perhaps the most important place for service and mission in the 21st century.
Abuse in the church is, sadly, rife. It is in the light of this that Dr Diane Langberg has penned her latest book, Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church. In this chat, Dr Langberg discusses her journey to faith and her years of clinical work with trauma victims, including those impacted by church hurt. Dr Diane Langberg is globally recognised for her 50 years of clinical work with trauma victims. She has trained caregivers on six continents in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power. For 29 years, she directed her own practice in Jenkintown PA, Diane Langberg PhD, and Associates. Now in partnership with Dr. Monroe, Langberg, Monroe & Associates continues this work which includes seventeen therapists with multiple specialties. Dr. Langberg’s newest book is Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church. Her other books include Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, On the Threshold of Hope (with accompanying workbook), In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors, Suffering the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores, Bringing Christ to Abused Women and many others. Dr. Langberg is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Achievements from Taylor University., the American Association of Christian Counselors Caregiver Award, The Distinguished President’s award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. She is married and has two sons and four grandchildren. Links: www.dianelangberg.com https://twitter.com/DianeLangberg https://missio.edu/global-trauma-recovery-institute/ https://www.biblesociety.org.au/projects/trauma-support-ntd/ Review: Redeeming Power (The Gospel Coalition, Australia) For gospel workers who have experienced mistreatment, abuse, or unfair dismissal head to the Gospel Workers Advocacy group for confidential care: gospelworkersadvocacy.org.au For links to many more articles, videos, books and reviews this document is helpful: https://bit.ly/th-churchabuseresourcelist
Episode 243 | Trauma as a Place of Service: Diane Langberg
Q Ideas Podcast
What can we do? It's the natural question after a disaster. Our hearts break for the hurting and the grieved. We want to reach out, to help. As citizens of planet earth, we are regularly and often confronted with the problem of pain, with the reality of human suffering. Natural disasters occur with increasing frequency and force. The number of slaves in the world lingers at an unacceptably high number. Abuse is in our churches. Children are dying. In this challenging talk from 2012, Diane Langberg argues that trauma is perhaps the most important place for service and mission in the 21st century.
S3: E11 - Most Loved-The Church, Abuse of Power, and Jesus with Diane Langberg
This is one of our Most Loved episodes. Diane Langberg has been a huge voice in understanding abuse, abuse in churches, and sexual abuse. She’s a psychologist, writer, speaker, and sits on the Board of GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment.Most of us who are survivors of Spiritual Abuse or abuse in churches eventually find our way to Diane’s work because she very specifically speaks to the spiritual component of abuse—especially when that abuse occurs in a Christian environment. Uncertain is a podcast of Tears of Eden, a community and resource for those in the aftermath of Spiritual Abuse. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please take a moment to like, subscribe or leave a review on your favorite podcasting listening apparatus. You can support the podcast by going to TearsofEden.org/supportTo get in touch with us please email firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow on Instagram
Guest host Aaron Wilkinson is joined by Dr. Diane Langberg to talk about her career as a therapist, and the corruption of power in the church and what we can do to help those affected by it. Link to Redeeming Power: https://bakerbookhouse.com/products/41904 Link to Dr. Langberg's website: https://www.dianelangberg.com/
(New Voices) Power at the Cross: Invitation to the Sufferings of Christ with Dr. Diane Langberg
This week on the New Voices thread, hosts Erin and Blake interview Dr. Diane Langberg on her new book, Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church. They discuss how power is a gift from God that should not be exploited, misused, or used for personal benefit. Power from God was given to us “to be like (God) and to produce fruit that looks like him.” Dr. Langberg discusses the work she does with trauma victims, how it is an invitation to the sufferings of Christ, and how we need to examine ourselves regarding deceptive power. Other Reading: Are We Continuing to Sideline Women in Conversations About Abuse? https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/article/mutuality-blog-magazine/are-we-continuing-sideline-women-conversations-about-abuse The Psalm of Vengeance, the God Who Listens, and How I Learned to Forgive My Mother’s Abuser https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/article/priscilla-papers-academic-journal/psalm-vengeance-god-who-listens-and-how-i Women’s Equality and How Churches Respond to Abuse https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/article/mutuality-blog-magazine/womens-equality-and-how-churches-respond-abuse Her Twitter account: @dianelangberg Her website: https://www.dianelangberg.com/ Links to her books Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church: https://cbeinternational.christianbook.com/redeeming-power-understanding-authority-abuse-church/diane-langberg/9781587434389/pd/43438X?event=ESRCN Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores https://www.amazon.com.au/Suffering-Heart-God-Destroys-Restores/dp/1942572026#:~:text=Her%20answer%20carefully%20explained%20in%20Suffering%20and%20the,their%20traumatic%20suffering%20through%20talking%2C%20tears%2C%20and%20time. On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse https://www.amazon.com.au/Threshold-Hope-Opening-Healing-Survivors/dp/0842343628/ref=sr_1_1?crid=QVR2DT2WL99R&keywords=On+the+Threshold+of+Hope%3A+Opening+the+Door+to+Healing+for+Survivors+of+Sexual+Abuse&qid=1644525107&s=books&sprefix=on+the+threshold+of+hope+opening+the+door+to+healing+for+survivors+of+sexual+abuse+%2Cstripbooks%2C76&sr=1-1 Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse https://www.amazon.com.au/Counseling-Survivors-Sexual-Abuse-Langberg/dp/0842304878/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2C6FFZARC8VD2&keywords=Counseling+Survivors+of+Sexual+Abuse&qid=1644525241&s=books&sprefix=counseling+survivors+of+sexual+abuse+%2Cstripbooks%2C79&sr=1-2 Counsel for Pastors’ Wives https://www.amazon.com.au/Counsel-Pastors-Wives-Diane-Langberg-ebook/dp/B004M18LWC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1TQ8Z6YV9IYBW&keywords=Counsel+for+Pastors%E2%80%99+Wives&qid=1644525284&s=books&sprefix=counsel+for+pastors+wives+%2Cstripbooks%2C80&sr=1-1
How can we, as Christians, be a people that champions the vunerable, protects the weak and redeems the God-given place of power? Dr. Diane Langberg offers her clinical and theological perspective on these questions and how Chrisitans can navigate these sensitive issues.