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Cult FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about cults, sects, and related issues
Counseling & Support
for ex-cult members, current members, plus families and friends
In this section you'll find the following resources:
Guidelines for selecting a counselor/cult expert
Organizations, ministries and individuals recommended by Apologetics Index
What you should know about fees
About Countercult organizations and ministries
Apologetics Index recommends the Christian and secular organizations listed below.
Guidelines for selecting a counselor/cult expertPlease note the following:
Organizations, ministries and individuals recommended by Apologetics IndexNote:
Please see the Guidelines for selecting a counselor.
Blue dots: Information and help from a Christian background, but help is generally provided to anyone -- with no strings attached. Purple dots: Information and help from a secular background. [Information about this Color Key]
Cult Information Centre Headed by Ian Hayworth, this organization helps people affected by cults in the UK.
Escape Helping Families Under Scientology Stress. Richard and Bonnie Woods.
ExWitch Ministries "ExWitch Ministries is an international outreach ministry based in Greensboro, N.C. The Ministry is headed up by Kathi Sharpe, but there are many wonderful people (ex-witches and other Christians) who have stepped up to advance the cause of Christ to people who are in occult bondage. "
Freedom of Mind Steve Hassan's organization. For a description of Hassan's approach, see his book, Releasing The Bonds
International Cultic Studies Association (formely, American Family Foundation). Information About Cults, Cultic Groups, Mind Control, Cult Abuse, and Psychological Manipulation. AFF is the world's largest, secular anticult organization.
Midwest Christian Outreach
New England Institute of Religious Research Headed by Bob Pardon. NEIRR operates Meadow Haven, a halfway house.
reFOCUS Recovering Former Cultists Support Network.
Refuge Ministries For those who have been involved in satanism, the occult, wicca, witchcraft, New Age practices or false teachings in the Christian church.
VM Life Resources Doug and Wendy Duncan. Wendy is the author of "I Can't Hear God Anymore." Since renouncing their membership in a cult, Doug and Wendy Duncan began a ministry to help individuals coming out of cultic groups and to teach churches how better to minister to these hurting people.
Watchman Fellowship Considered by many to be the foremost Christian countercult and apologetics ministry. Presents a wealth of information and resources for further study online.
Wellspring Wellspring provides an individualized program of counseling, instruction, restoration, and relaxation. Professionals counselors help rebuild lives after a negative group or relationship experiences.
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