Vindicated

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by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Baptist Taliban and Beyond Upon hearing the news that ‘Gothard-- The Most Highly Revered and Spiritually Enlightened’ of all parenting gurus since Dr. Spock-- has allegedly... most probably. fallen for being left to his own devices, a word immediately came to my mind. Vindicated. … [Read more...]

Baptist ‘Boot Camps’ in Need of Watchful Eyes

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by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Baptist Taliban and Beyond (Editor's note: This was originally published on Baptist Taliban and Beyond on September 14, 2011 but the issue remains a crucial one in recovery as long as places like these and Hephzibah House remain open. The physical and emotional damage to children continues as long as these places exist.) … [Read more...]

How to Raise a Hypocrite

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by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Baptist Taliban and Beyond The 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...]

Fun is Not in the Bible, You Say?

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by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Baptist Taliban and Beyond I borrowed this from a facebook status today. It reminded me of a particular notion The Preacher was ‘inspired’ with and later emphasized in a sermon. … [Read more...]

“How Male-Dominated Religion Bleeds Women” Article Challenged and Explained

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by Cindy Foster cross-posted from her blog Baptist Taliban and Beyond After much time and thought, I felt it appropriate to address the concerns … [Read more...]

The Most Blaring Contradiction Of All

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by Cindy Foster Recently, I read a poignantly and transparently written post at ‘Stuff Fundies Like’ titled “Pining for the Leeks and Garlic”.  Anyone with knowledge of the Old Testament accounts of Moses and the Children of Israel’s 40 year wilderness journey will immediately recognize the title’s significance. I’ve followed SFL … [Read more...]

Stress, Pride, Shame and Frogs

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by Cindy Foster In February of 2002 we attended our first five day stress in the ministry workshop.  We were invited by our close friends of near 30 years who founded this desperately needed ministry near 30 years ago. … [Read more...]

SASBN: Putting an End to the Survivor Wars

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by Vyckie Garrison Breaking free from the absolute control of a cultic group is incredibly hard - it's a soul-wrenching experience and in all honesty, none of us walk away unscathed and completely healthy. Spiritual abuse survivors are hurt, traumatized, damaged and often broken. I wish I … [Read more...]

How Male Dominated Religion Bleeds Women

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by Cindy Foster My husband, Paul, and I were enjoying some Mexican food at a restaurant near where we were staying in Houston last night. Sitting at a table in very close proximity to ours was a Muslim family.  We see a lot of Muslim families these days, but more so … [Read more...]

Shedding the Burqa Part 2

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by Cindy Foster While I waited in the car with the kids, my husband stayed behind and told The Preacher that we would be leaving. This was actually the second time he told him.  The first was the day The Preacher administered ‘The Shunning’ … [Read more...]


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