After my family and I left our church, we had no idea where to turn to help us process what happened. We didn’t know what to call what we experienced. We felt confused and alone. We wish we’d had support like what Tears of Eden offers. What is Tears of Eden anyway? And how did a Google search turn into becoming a board member of Tears of Eden?
What is Tears of Eden?
Tears of Eden is a board-led 501(c)(3) providing education, support, and building an online community for those who’ve experienced spiritual abuse. We are so much more than a support resource. We are a community where you’ll find understanding and hear, ”You’re not alone.”
What do we do?
We raise awareness. We educate. We empower. We inspire.
We work to raise awareness and educate people about spiritual abuse through social media, Facebook groups, speaking opportunities, and the Uncertain podcast, an affiliate podcast of Tears of Eden. We get the word out about spiritual abuse through Instagram posts and live videos. Katherine and Jeana spoke recently at the 2021 Church Mental Health Summit. Over the summer we hosted our first community Facebook group. We met together to learn from Jeana, board member and licensed therapist, about healing after spiritual abuse.
The podcast interviews with experts, advocates, authors, artists, survivors, and trauma trained therapists help listeners find language for their experience, begin their journey toward healing, and inspire those inside the church to do better.
How can you help?
There are lots of ways you can support Tears of Eden and be part of our growing community.
- Watch the Virtual Gala. I’ve included it here. And you’ll find out about the Google to board thing.
- Sign up for our mailing list so you can be in the know about what’s happening here.
- Subscribe to the Uncertain podcast.
- Tell us your story or submit a resource article and we just might publish it on the Tears of Eden blog.
- Help us continue in this good and necessary work by donating to Tears of Eden here.
If you make a donation within 48 hours of the live broadcast of the virtual gala, we’ll send you some Tears of Eden swag and more importantly, your donations will help pay for more podcasts episodes, provide accessible resources, and grow our online presence.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18