ACFJ Hall of Blind Guides – Resources that Will Not Help (and may harm) Abuse Victims
This page is maintained only by blog administrators, so please do not make comments here. If you have a “nomination” you would like to see added to this list, please email JeffC (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara (email@example.com) and we will consider your nomination. Please: Only nominate people or ministries that are reasonably well-known. We of course cannot list every pastor or ministry that teaches badly on the subject of abuse.
We are not making any personal aspersions or accusations against the character of any person or organization listed here. We are simply announcing that this list represents well known organisations, theologians, pastors, counselors and others who are in our opinion, not safe resources for abuse victims. For example, individuals or organizations that promote the permanency doctrine of marriage, or who advocate suffering in marriage are prime candidates for the Hall. They are blind to the nature and mentality of abuse, thus the name “Blind Guides.” In some instances, we may list names that would more properly be classified as spiritual abusers. However, for our purposes here, we will not make that distinction. If a name appears on this list, we are recommending steering clear of that person or organization in seeking help for abuse.
We base our decision to make an entry here on the books, articles, sermons, and other written or spoken material made by these individuals or organizations. We also consider the evidence provided by the testimony of people who contact us, relate their experiences to us, and whom we deem to be reliable sources.
If you hear of one of the persons or ministries listed here quoted authoritatively or frequently recommended in your church, you may be in an abusive church or at least in a church that enables abuse and abusers.