Day 2 of 21 Days of Healing: Reclaim Your Power – Part 1

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsFirst, let me remind you that if you are walking through these 21 Days of Healing, keep working on Day 1. “God loves you with an everlasting love.”Now for Day 2: … [Read more...]

Day 1 of 21 Days of Healing: Change Your Brain

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsWhile my most recent church experience involved over a decade of abusive conduct toward me, the church I attended before was also fraught with spiritual abusive. So for nearly 20 years, I had been beaten down, kicked in the corner, and had my standing as a Christian questioned. … [Read more...]

Tim Bayly Is Tardy To Our Hen Party!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerEvangelical pastor/blogger Tim Bayly just discovered Vyckie Garrison's life story and *gasp* is busy clutching his pastoral pearls as he realizes that women are speaking out! Guessing sometimes information outside of the CPM bubble takes a while to trickle down past all those filters woven from old Bible pages.Women folks! They are speaking out 'online' and even worse, 'in real life', to the men folks! He can't understand how Vyckie could possibly have such a problem with God the Father and Christianity in general even after reading all the ways in which her own beliefs harmed her. It must be feminism according to him and his readers/commenters.He had this to … [Read more...]

21 Days of Healing – An Introduction

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsDecember 20, 2013. That’s the day that my husband received an email from one of the pastor’s of our former church telling us that we were to leave. All because my husband had said that they needed to apologize to me. Until the moment when he insisted there needed to be an apology, it appeared that there was hope. For communication. For a meeting. The anticipation of a God-honoring conclusion to years of spiritual abuse. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 86 – 106: ‘Taking out the Trash’

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons I wish you all could read the entirely of this chapter because it is ironic. One of these days I’ll have to create a whole series of posts dedicated to page 89, where Mark defines repentance, comparing that to his actual real-life behavior, because it is hysterical. Not only does he fail his own list of “pastoral requirements,” he also bombs at his own definition of repentance– and you can read the whole thing here. … [Read more...]

Moms, Joy and Christmas

Kirk Cameron on his film 'Saving Christmas' in cinemas tomorrow.What I want to know after watching this bit is if he and Nancy Campbell got together to plan this 'Moms should be filling the home with JOY!' thing they are both spieling . … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Notices When No One Else Does?

by Roy Lessin as quoted by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - God Is NoticingThis strikes a similar theme as Kaleesha Williams recent 'Appreciation Rant' posted on Thursday Nov. 7th, 2014. Except that Nancy is attempting to enforce the thought process that you shouldn't ever expect anyone to notice or appreciate what you do, making it okay for no one in your life to say 'thanks'. … [Read more...]

Appreciation Rant

by Kaleesh Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsThe full quote is, "The woman who serves unnoticed and un-thanked is a woman who loves God more than she desires the praise of others. She is confident that all her unnoticed deeds on earth are noticed in Heaven. She is satisfied knowing she has pleased her Lord."A believing friend sent me this meme, expressing her frustration with this aspect of religion. It rather burns me, too. Just yesterday I was doing something benign for Denny and he thanked me, quite sincerely. Then he paused thoughtfully and, with much emotion, expressed how sad it made him to think of all the years I and the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Makes Motherhood a Shock?

by Jess Connell from her blog Grow on Purpose - Unprepared for Motherhood:Thanks FeminismGratuitous whining or does she have a point? … [Read more...]

Attitude Matters

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalThe other day, I had a conversation at work that got me thinking. … [Read more...]


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