Articles - Spiritual Abuse

Empirical Support for the Concept of the Spiritual Safe Haven Network

The Results of the International Cultic Studies Association’s 2008 Questionnaire for Former Cult Members (Reverend Richard L. Dowhower, DD)

Identifying and Understanding Abusive Groups

Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups – Revised (Michael D. Langone, PhD)

Dysfunctional Churches (Ronald Enroth, PhD)

More Than the Devil's Due (Adrian J. Reimers) 

Religion Versus Cult (Rev. Richard L. Dowhower, DD)

Spiritual Harm in New Religions (Philip Lucas)

When You're Asked About Cults (From Easily Fooled, copyright © 2000 by Robert Fellows Identifying a destructive group. Cult counseling.

Advice for Pastors, Youth Educators, and Spiritual “Consumers”

A Safe-Haven Church: An Introduction to the Basics of a Safe Religious Community (Rev. Neil C. Damgaard)

Points for Pastors: How to Best Help the Former Cult Member (Diana Pletts)

Safe Spirituality - Power Point Presentation (Gillie Jenkinson, MA)

Ten Steps to Critical Thinking (From Easily Fooled, copyright © 2000 by Robert Fellows –

Choosing a Church (Larry Pile)

Psychological Perspectives on Abusive Groups and Cults

Mind Control: Psychological Reality Or Mindless Rhetoric? (Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD)

Cult Formation (Robert J. Lifton, MD)

Clinical Update on Cults (Michael D. Langone, PhD)

Psychological Abuse (Michael D. Langone, PhD)


Vulnerable Characteristics (From Easily Fooled, copyright © 2000 by Robert Fellows

Why Evangelicals are Vulnerable to Cults (Rev. Dr. Harold Bussell)


Back from the Brink (Lawrence A. Pile) 

Cult Crimes – Power Point Presentation (Michael D. Langone, PhD)

Disciple Abuse (Rev. Gordon MacDonald) 

Ethics in Proselytizing: A Jewish View (Rabbi Ralph D. Mecklenburger) 

Harm, New Religious Movements, and ICSA (Michael D. Langone, PhD)

ICSA Programs and Goals – Power Point Presentation (Michael D. Langone, PhD)

Moments of Grace (Nancy Miquelon) 

Teenage Spirituality and the Internet (Alison Lutz & Rev. Dean Borgman) 

Book Reviews

Book Review:  I Can’t Hear God Anymore (Lois Svoboda) 
Book Review: Opus Dei (Joseph Szimhart) 

Book Review: The Disciplining Dilemma (Walter Debold) 

Book Review: The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse (Maxine Pinson) 

Book Review: Unholy Devotion: Why Cults Lure Christians (Richard L. Dowhower)