Episodes Season 6

Talking about Spiritual Abuse to Begin Erasing Its Shame and Harm (s6e22)

Where do we even begin to tackle this huge topic? We’re going to begin by presenting the entire episode of The Same Boat Podcast that talks about Spiritual Abuse in the immigrant Asian church. This episode features a conversation with Dr. Roy Kim (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at New Legacy Family Counseling), Pastor Wilson Wang (lead pastor of Renew Church OC in Fullerton CA), and Jenna Fu. Thanks to The Same Boat Podcast for permission to syndicate their episode. 

Alternatively, watch the video of The Same Boat Podcast episode on Spiritual Abuse at

Show Notes

Roy Kim of New Legacy Family Counseling produces The Same Boat Podcast + Like on Facebook

Wilson Wang is lead pastor of Renew Church OC and author of the “Called to Be” series and “The Adulting Journal”


What Is “Spiritual” Abuse? A Working Definition (Christianity Today)

2 articles by Thomas Hwang, pastor of Grace Hills Church (Buena Park, CA)

in Christianity Today “At Gracepoint Ministries, ‘Whole-Life Discipleship’ Took Its Toll – As the predominantly Asian American church network expands to dozens of college towns, former members come forward with claims of spiritual abuse.

at WBEZ Chicago “A church in Urbana-Champaign reverses on promises to address abuse allegations

SOLA Network Statement on Min Chung (Covenant Fellowship Church)

Meet the healers who are helping people recover from spiritual abuse


A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing by Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer

Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse: Creating Healthy Christian Cultures by Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphrey


Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE)

Religious Trauma Institute

And, One More

Understanding Spiritual Abuse w/Dr. Diane Langberg – on Off the Pulpit podcast

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