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What Not to Say to a Bullied Minister


Being bullied is an exceedingly traumatic experience. And, well-meaning friends and relations may inadvertently add to the pain with clichés and misplaced advice. Below is a collection of phrases you should never say to a bullied minister - all were said to us at one time or another!


Don't understand why these phrases are unhelpful?
Want to suggest another unhelpful phrase from your own experience?

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Here are some of the suggestions we've received:

Where next?

BALM Home Page
Introducing the Founders of BALM
How to Support a Bullied Minister
What Not to Say to a Bullied Minister
How Bullying has Affected Me
Bullying and Spirituality
Group Dynamics
Links to Other Websites and Organisations
Book List
Counselling with Care
Bullied in Ministry
Bullying in the Church
Bullying and Burnout
Submission on Clergy Stress
Media Requests
Additional Resources on Church Abuse