Helping Others Heal from Church Hurt with Bible Teacher, Pricelis Perreaux-Dominguez

November 28, 2022

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Healing Is Possible. A Necessary Interview with Pricelis Perreaux-Dominguez

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My heart hurts when I hear someone read a descriptive passage of scripture as if it’s prescriptive. Descriptive passages describe what happened in the Biblical times. Prescriptive passages inform and instruct us about how to conduct ourselves.

Just because church hurt and abuse existed during Biblical times does not mean that God approves of it, and, today, we’re here to learn how to help others heal and seek healing for ourselves when it’s necessary.

I’m so thankful that Pricelis joined us today because I could not think of anyone more adept at speaking about church hurt and abuse. I believe we’ve begun to see the same the Israelites saw in 1 Samuel 2. Younger generations are starting to view the opportunity to worship the Lord with contempt, just like the Israelites did when Eli’s son’s, Hophni and Phinehas, abused and manipulated them, and we must deal with this issue.

Today, we’re reflecting on Romans 12:9-16 (NIV)

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Pricelis Spoke To The:

  • Difference between church hurt and abuse;
  • Importance of engaging in a process of recognition before you begin to rush to reconciliation;
  • Difference between canceling and rebuking someone and the healing power of what rebuking others in love offers; 
  • Five things you can take action on to ensure you are facilitating a healthy Christian environment;
  • Advice she has to offer pastors and leaders on behalf of those whom she’s ministered to.

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Download Pricelis’ Advent Ebook: Immanuel: God with Us, The Churchless

Get Notifications of Pricelis’ Next Being the Body Free Workshop

Pricelis’ Podcast Episode Titled The 4 W’s of Church Hurt and Abuse

Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church by Michael J Kruger

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Meet Pricelis

Pricelis Perreaux-Dominguez is a woman dedicated to helping others live connected, consecrated, and co-creative lives. She is a coach, advocate, creator, writer, Bible teacher, entrepreneur, and social worker. Pricelis is the Founder/CEO of Full Collective, a ministry and small business and host of the Yas and Amen Podcast

Pricelis is dedicated to gracefully teaching and constantly learning about theology, Biblical justice, callings, and identity – while also passionate about the healing/restoration of the church, especially in the area of spiritual abuse and church trauma. She is a Black Latina woman who is a mother and a wife living in New York City where she has worked over 14 years in the social service field. You can often find her traveling, cooking, reading, and watering her plants.

Meet Your Host

There is nothing Liv loves to talk about more than the Word of God. She is a Bible teacher, author, and the podcast host of The Best Kept Secret with Liv Dooley. Liv is passionate about helping creatives become confident and communicate clearly about Christ Jesus.  When Liv is not writing, teaching, or podcasting, you can find her hiking a mountain, taking a road trip with her husband, or curled up in the corner with a good book. You can connect with Liv on IG at @candidliv.