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Your Questions on Doubt, Social Issues, and Spiritual Abuse

What do parenting, responding to cultural waves, and healing from church hurt have in common?

The answer might just be found in Russell Moore’s response to a listener question on this episode of The Russell Moore Show:

“The Spirit is going to be walking with you and working within you,” says Moore. “Be patient and let the Spirit work.”

The topics in this episode range from marriage and family to church leadership to trauma. But what binds these inquiries and responses together is the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit, who provides guidance and comfort in every confusing and painful area of life.

Tune in as Russell and producer Ashley Hales respond to listener questions, including:

  • How should a Christian mother raise her children when her husband says he no longer believes in Jesus?
  • How should congregants engage with church leaders who aren’t addressing specific cultural issues?
  • What is the difference between a pastor providing proper leadership and becoming overly authoritative?
  • How can Christians heal from spiritual abuse?

Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to [email protected].

Ashley Hales is the producer of The Russell Moore Show, founder of Willowbrae Institute, and an author. Find out more at

“The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today 

Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik 

Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore 

Producer: Ashley Hales 

Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper 

Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens 

Production Assistance: CoreMedia 

Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort 

Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu 

Associate Producer: Abby Perry 

Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton

Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).