Why Does God Allow Abuse?

September 18, 2013

“I’ve had a pretty bad experience with religion. When I was young, I was molested by someone in the church. In fact, it was this event that I think triggered the eating issues I now struggle with. I hear people say that I can only truly recover with God’s help, but the only picture I’ve seen of God has been a negative one. How can I trust a god who allowed me to be abused by someone who supposedly loved him?”