Q. Who or What is a Broken Christian?
A. Broken Christians are adults who — even though they are Christians — still struggle with issues that link to trauma caused by childhood abuse, neglect, or divorce.
Broken Christian sounds like two words, but I have placed them together to coin a term. That term, “broken Christian,” represents a condition.
The condition is defined by identifying as a Christian while continually being hampered by issues such as addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, or chronic relationship failures.
Not all Christians who experience some of those issues are broken Christians. I need to spend a little time with an individual to see if along with the presenting problem(s) there are also specific patterns.
That said, the vast majority of people I have worked to help in over 30+ years have been classic broken Christians.
What we can say is that most broken Christians often attend church or perhaps a Bible study. They pray and may be involved in some form of Christian service or outreach. However, they still suffer some or even all of the issues I have described.
Also, I’ve encountered Church leaders who are broken Christians. They’ve only mastered a way of living that allows them to continue in their leadership position while they secretly suffer.
A consistent fact is that most broken Christians do not realize the real source of their present-day issues.
They can also be in denial or have difficulty understanding how they have these issues, especially – after being a Christian for many years. This article explains broken Christians in detail.