My Recovery Story: So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused. What Next?

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by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Come Weary MomsAn entry to the "So I've Been Spiritually Abused. What Next?" series.Four years ago, our family left a church organization which was and is facing major issues with legalism and abuse. It wasn’t easy to be there at the end.  It wasn’t easy to leave.  It still isn’t easy to navigate what I believe and how I relate to people.  Despite my deep disappointment and disillusionment, I have continued to rebuild my own spiritual life.  I have also looked back on several things that helped me transition out of more than one less-than-ideal-for-me situations.  I’d like to share these with you. … [Read more...]

Triggers: So I Was Spiritually Abused, What Next?

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We're starting a new series called "So I Was Spiritually Abused, What Next" with posts about healing, explaining some of the things most people that walk away from spiritual abuse suffer from after leaving as well as information on healing from abuse. We invite anyone that wants to write a post for this series to email Suzanne, NLQ Moderator/Admin at CaluluNLQ(at)gmail(dot)com. … [Read more...]

There’s No Easy Way to Get “Well”

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by Lisa Kerr cross posted from her blog My Cult LifeA little more backstory on why I took an extended break from the blog:I became a recluse. I’m not about to compare myself to J.D. Salinger, but I will say I understand him. If you don’t know, he’s the author of The Catcher in the Rye. As his book’s popularity grew, Salinger withdrew from the public. He published less new work and cut off contact with people. … [Read more...]

The Homeschool Lobby Now Has Public School Children In Its Crosshairs Too

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted from his blog Homeschoolers Anonymous(Editorial note: Thanks for all the hard work you and others do to ensure homeschooled children have as many protections as public schooled children! R.L. Stollar and HARO deserve a round of applause for their recent work in Virginia. Attaboy and keep it up!)By R.L. Stollar, HA Community CoordinatorI am getting tired of all the parentsplaining. … [Read more...]

In Which HSLDA Conducts a Child Abuse “Investigation”

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism and the blog Homeschoolers AnonymousI recently came upon something posted on HSLDA’s site some years ago that I found interesting, in light of what I have written about HSLDA in the past. HSLDA releases stories of the cases it handles in various states, partly to keep its members apprised of what it does and partly to encourage people to stay members. Anyway, this incident happened in Kentucky. Here is how it starts: … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous New Organization – HARO

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Cross posted from the Homeschoolers Anonymous websiteIntroducing Our Non-Profit Organization, HARO Homeschoolers Anonymous is a cooperative project by former homeschoolers. We are an inclusive community interested in sharing our experiences growing up in the conservative, Christian … [Read more...]

Changes That Heal

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Musings’ve been reading a book lately called Changes that Heal. It’s about changes. Ones that heal.This book is also about problems. Problems that occur when you don’t know how to set up proper boundaries or problems that occur when we don’t know how to bond to others properly. … [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...]

The Good and the Ugly Aspects of Christian Homeschooling

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The Good and the Ugly Aspects of Christian Homeschooling - views from the insiders will be featured on today's Free Thought Fridays and Variety Show with Al and Deborah. The show will feature some of our NLQ regulars and associates. More from their site. … [Read more...]

NLQ FAQ: Why are the stories at No Longer Quivering written in parts?

by VyckieQ: (actual quote) "oh how i wish you guys would stop busting up every single story on this site into parts. i almost hate starting to read anything because i know Part 2 on down to Part 22 won't come out forever and i'll forget about it by then anyway." … [Read more...]


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