Sneaky Subconscious

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I am Phoenix I’ve  been experiencing some shifts lately, and my eyes keep opening up to new breakthroughs. Some with my subconscious. It’s completely exciting for me. Somewhat painful. I feel like things are ripping on the inside of me. In a good way. I feel somewhat more balanced now [Read More...]

Lana Hope’s Story

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Please join me in welcoming Lana Hope to our Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network! by Lana Hope. She blogs at Wide Open Ground   I grew up in the Deep South. In our rural homeschool community homeschoolers were a scarcity, with miles between families, so homeschool came somewhat isolating, by default. Our first year of [Read More...]

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 [Read More...]

Quiverfull Mega-Moms Matter the Mostest

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by Vyckie Garrison Last month I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Women Leaving Religion at the Center For Inquiry’s Women in Secularism conference in Washington, DC. [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life: Part 2

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by Shadow Spring My twin sister flopped down on her bed, a dreamy look on her face. She was clutching a beautiful down parka to her chest, hugging it like a teddy bear. I sat tentatively on the edge of the bed, swinging my feet that were snugly encased in my new leather boots [Read more...]