Raised Evangelical: Kacy’s Story

Kacy

A post in the Raised Evangelical series. Section 1: Introduction Question 1: Please introduce yourself before we get started, providing a brief snapshot of your background an overview of your beliefs today. I was raised an Evangelical Baptist in the “Bible Belt.”  In high school and college I went through a questioning and discovery period, eventually becoming Conservative Catholic towards the end of my senior year of college.  As a young adult my questioning continued, and … [Read more...]

Things are different here: “Back Talk” and Healing

Balk Talk

"Bobby!" I swooped in quickly to scoop up my wailing baby. "Sally, you have to be careful!" I admonished my preschooler as I held the baby close. "You just tripped on Bobby!" "But he was in my way!" Sally exclaimed, indignant. Like a marionette puppet jerked by its strings, my younger brother looked up from where he sat on the couch, and for a moment, time stopped. Sally had just back talked me. This sort of thing was not allowed in our house growing up. This sort of thing resulted in a … [Read more...]

“When God Closes A Door”

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Have you ever heard the phrase "sometimes God closes a door"? It was a common phrase in my evangelical upbringing. If you, say, were applying for a job and then didn't get it, well, you would say that God "closed that door." And this was good, of course, because by closing a door God was guiding you to something better for you. See, growing up as an evangelical Christian meant growing up believing that God was intimately involved in our lives in very real ways. We believed God was present, … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Kiery’s Story

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A post in the Raised Quiverfull series. Part 1: Introductory Questions Question 1: Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. I’m 21, married and building my empire, which is a fancy way of saying I’m employing myself while not making very much money. I have … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Anne’s Story

Anne

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series. Part 1: Introductory Questions Question 1: Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. I'm Anne (aka quicksilverqueen). I'm married to the most wonderful, loving guy anybody could ask for! I currently stay at home to take … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Skarlet’s Story

Skarlet

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series. Part 1: Introductory Questions 1) Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. I’m Skarlet, I’m 23 and I’m married, and do not currently have any children. I’m finishing up my last two classes in order to graduate … [Read more...]

“I Just Want To Be Normal”

Recovering Grace just posted a piece called "I Just Want To Be Normal." As I've said before, me too. Here's an excerpt from the piece: “What does this song remind you of?” my husband asked, as the song Take My Breath Away played on the radio station. I thought for a second before responding, “I don’t know. — Nothing, I guess. What does it remind you of?” He laughed. “Top Gun!” “Oh.” I said, feeling that familiar embarrassment overtaking me. “I’ve never really … [Read more...]


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