Religion Makes Abuse Easy

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix(Editor's Note - Let's all welcome AJ as she is the newest member of NLQ's Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network! Welcome AJ!)Religion makes abuse easy. There it is, pure and simple. A truth I've born witness to.Walk with me down this road. Travel back in time with me, and open the window to the kitchen in my parents' house. Poke your head in and listen with me. Look at the old farmstead kitchen table, and the meek kids with their heads lowered in submission, while the patriarch booms on at the head of the table, lecturing and teaching after dinner before everyone's dismissed from the table. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: “Barren” – Samantha’s Story

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by Heather Doney cross posted on her blog Becoming WorldlyToday’s post is by Samantha Field from Defeating the Dragons, where she blogs about her experiences with and life after Christian patriarchy and fundamentalism. Samantha is guest-posting as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

Mental Health – From Shame to Seeking Help: Part 3 The Shame of Failing to be Happy

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousHA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Three of this series was originally published on June 10, 2013.*****In this series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven. … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pill – Part 2

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by Samantha cross posted from  her blog Defeating The DragonsPart 1 is here.Put in incredibly simple terms, hormonal birth control works thusly: Step 1 : it prevents ovulation. “Ovulation,” for the uninitiated, is when a mature egg is released from the ovary and become available for fertilization. … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pill, Part 1

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons When I was fourteen, I was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). To cut a very long, and a very awkward, story short, hormonal birth control (also known as “the Pill”) is the only known treatment for it. It’s not a cure, but it works to mitigate the suffering for a lot of women who suffer with PCOS. But it’s the only treatment [edit: occasionally, blood sugar problems can be a part of PCOS, but not always, in my case it is not], because of how it works and what it does, but I’ll get to that in a bit tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: Maia & Electra – A Tale of Two Sisters

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From the new series on Heather Doney's blog Becoming Worldly - Voices of Sister-Moms“Maia” and “Electra” are the pseudonyms chosen by the authors, two sisters raised in a Quiverfull family, as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: DoaHF’s Story

QFSOS

Cross posted from Heather Doney's blog Becoming Worldly“DoaHF” is a pseudonym chosen by the author. Her story is part of a “Voices of Sister-Moms” blog series here on Becoming Worldly.Introduction: Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors (QFSOS) and Voices of “Sister-Moms” … [Read more...]

How to Raise a Hypocrite

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by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Baptist Taliban and BeyondThe Strong’s definition for 'hypocrite' in the New Testament is: “An actor under an assumed character, a stage player.” Websters New Collegiate Dictionary defines it: “A person who pretends to be what he or she is not; one who pretends to be better than is really so, or to be pious, virtuous etc. without really being so.” … [Read more...]

Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help Part 2

by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousMental Health — From Shame to Seeking Help, Part Two: Learning Shame in ChildhoodHA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Two of this series was originally published on June 7, 2013. … [Read more...]

The Great Deceiver: Being Primed For Sexual Abuse

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by Incongruous Circumspection cross posted from his blogTrigger Warning: Descriptions of sexual abuseThis begins the new series.  Also, to read more about Dr. Kenneth Copley, read "The Hammer Drops" series, which details this predator's sexual abuse of his adopted daughter, Ruth.  … [Read more...]


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