I am in the process of moving the site from one server to another. This means reformatting many pages. I will try to post a few new pages each day. The links in the left column should all be active and working. There may be some problems with links on the Header pages. Please be patient. This will take some time to get everything moved and working. Thank you for you patience.  ---  Lee


You will find information about the various of types of abuse -- physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual, as well as information about recovery and how to find a good therapist. 

Come in and browse. There's plenty to read. 

If you find some of the material overwhelming, please take care of yourself and relax, write, call a friend or just allow yourself to feel what lies within. The poems, in particular, are based on physical and sexual abuse and some are quite graphic. They bring back powerful memories of abuse. If you are new in your recovery process and are having difficulties with flashbacks, you might want to wait until you are feeling stronger before reading the poems.

The site is divided into two sections. The first is devoted to a wide range of abuses such as: issues of sexual, emotional, physical, spousal and spiritual abuse.

The issues of spiritual abuse are often accompanied by some of the above. Much of the information about spiritual abuse deals with cults or high control groups in general, and specifically the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society/Jehovah's Witnesses. The general issues regarding cults can be used to evaluate the controls and manipulations of any group whether they are religious or not. And many of the same issues that arise in some other forms of abuse are the same issues used by cults and other high control groups.

The second section is devoted to my poetry which is based on my personal experiences with the various types of abuse. As stated above please take special care of yourself while reading the poetry section of the board. It may be the section most likely to trigger feelings and memories.

This website is under construction. Many articles are not yet available. 
They will be easily identified because they are not underlined. Please be patient. Lee

Types of Abuse
  • Childhood Physical Abuse
    • Definition
    • Discipline or Abuse?
    • Physical Child Abuse: Self-Perceptions - Research Study
  • Child Sexual Abuse
    • Definition
  • Domestic Violence/Spousal Abuse
    • Definition
    • Marital Rape
    • Relationship Terrorism
    • Sexual Terrorism
    • Til Death Do us Part?
  • Emotional Abuse
    • Definition
  • Abuse by Professionals
    • Definition
  • Sexual assault
    • Definition
    • Male Sexual Assault
    • Traumatic Child Sexual Abuse, Psychological Death and the Reduction in the Belief in the Power of God
  • Spiritual Abuse
    • Definition
    • Black and White Thinking
    • Take Back Your Life
    • Childhood Indoctrination and its Impact on Beliefs
    • Deprogramming Yourself
    • Distorted Reality
    • Members of Restrictive Religious Groups
    • Overview of Coercive Mind Control Tactics
    • Properties of Cults
    • Reflections on Post-Cult Recovery - Langone 
General Abuse Issues
  • Dissociation
  • False Memory
  • Memory: How it Works
  • Traumatic Memory
  • Complex Post-Traumatic Memory
  • Post-Traumatic Memory: Criteria
  • Post-traumatic Memory: Symptoms
  • Those who are in Relationships with those who were Abused
  • Repression
Abuse Recovery
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Finding a Therapist
  • Getting Support
  • Forgiving and Forgetting?
  • Getting Free
  • Guilt
  • My Declaration of Freedom
  • Only the Strong Survive
  • Reading List
  • Relaxation Exercise
  • Repairing the Soul after Leaving a Cult
The Watchtower Society/Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Profile of a Sociopathic Organization
  • Baptism and the Issue of Consent
  • Beth Sarim
  • Beth Shan
  • Birth Control
  • Emotional Blackmail and Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Emotional Blackmail and ex-Jehovah's Witnesses
  • How Do You really Know you have the Truth?
  • Interview of Lee Marsh
  • Is the Watchtower Society/Jehovah's Witnesses a Cult?
  • Is the Watchtower Society/Jehovah's Witnesses a Religion?
  • Jimmy Swaggart and the Watchtower Society
  • Johannes Greber and the New World Translation of the Bible
  • Mexico and Malawii: A Double Standard
  • Mind Control Techniques and Jehovah's Witnesses
  • "Perfect Victim" and Brainwashing
  • "Perfect Victim" and Brainwashing
  • Putting on the "New Personality"
  • Raymond Franz
  • Russell's Attitude towards the unconverted
  • Rutherford and Hitler
  • Rutherford: Face the Facts 1938
  • Rutherford and the Supreme Court
  • Rutherford's Extravagant Lifestyle
  • Sexual Abuse of Wives in the Watchtower Society
  • Social Death: The Practice of Disfellowshipping Among Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Stinking Thinking
  • Submission in the Watchtower Society
  • "Suggestive Hints to Colporteurs" Russell
  • Suicide and the Watchtower Society Taking Control of Our Lives
  • The "Marital Due"
  • The Pedophile Issue and the Watchtower Society
  • The Program Within
  • The Question and Answer Format for Watchtower Meetings
  • "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse"
  • The Watchtower and the Practice of Disfellowshipping
  • The Watchtower and the Practice of Shunning

Poetry (see Poetry Index)

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