My Abusive Relationship Was Typical

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Trigger warning for abuse and sexual violence Last week, I wrote an article for xoJane and I shared some things about my past that I haven’t shared on the internet before. I don’t enjoy talking about my abusive relationship at all, and I especially avoid thinking about my last semester at PCC, which was nightmarish with exceedingly few good memories. I was extremely vulnerable in that piece, knowing that there would be people around the internet that would shit on it. … [Read more...]

News: Pastor Accused of Using Nanny as Sex Object

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Written by Chelsea Schilling and reposted from World Net Daily. Lawsuit claims religious leader promised to marry young woman after wife dies (Warning: This story contains explicit descriptions of alleged sexual conduct described in a lawsuit and may be offensive to some readers.) The former leader of a popular Christian ministry – who resigned from his position after confessing to an “inappropriate” relationship – is now the subject of a lawsuit that claims he “methodically groomed” and made unwanted sexual contact with a young woman after serving as an authority figure in her life for more than a decade. … [Read more...]

Pensacola Christian College & Me

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons If you’ve never meandered around xoJane, well, now is your golden opportunity. I’ve been a loyal reader for almost a year now, and it’s a pretty cool place. So, when an xoJane editor reached out to me and asked if I’d be willing to tell a piece of my story for them, you can imagine that my reaction looked a bit like this: … [Read more...]

Part 2: Alarm Bells Start To Ring

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal As we engaged in the journey forward, there was a strong acknowledgement of our own brokenness and our total reliance on God - which was why we obeyed when we believed God was telling us not to call another pastor (“do not to ask for a king!”). … [Read more...]

There’s No Easy Way to Get “Well”

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by Lisa Kerr cross posted from her blog My Cult Life A 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Keep Silent?

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by Steven L Anderson Pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church as quoted by Alter Net - Pastor Who Prayed For Obama's Death Has a New Cause: Shutting Women Up In Church “Now obviously, before the service begins, there’s chatting and talking going on, that’s perfectly legitimate. When we all sing praises to God, of course the ladies should also lift up their voices,” Anderson, who is also anti-gay, said.  But once services begin, it’s shut-up time. … [Read more...]

Sexuality and Shame, Part 1: Sexpectations

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by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha Williams Please welcome our newest member of the SASBN Kaleesha Williams! She's written a great series on sexuality we'll be posting! Welcome aboard Kaleesh! “Shame, boatloads of shame Day after day, more of the same Blame, please lift it off Please take it off, please make it stop” -The Avett Brothers … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kevin Swanson Loves Him Some Ad Hominem Nazi-Talk

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from Right Wing Watch - Eric Metaxas Points To Gay-Inclusive Churches As Proof America Is Turning Into Nazi Germany Yesterday, Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio posted an interview with conservative author and speaker Eric Metaxas, showing once again that it is almost impossible for a Religious Right figure tobesoextreme that others will refuse to associate with them. … [Read more...]

Behind The Mask: Why We Join Patriarchy & Mask Our True Selves

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape Have you ever asked yourself exactly how women get into fundamentalist-patriarchy Christianity and why they stay? What emotional payoff are they getting? What drives the desire to completely immerse oneself into a system that devalues you as a human? Giving up all autonomy for the sake of male rule? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Getting Busier Cures Depression?

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From No Greater Joy -When You Need a Miracle by Erin Harrison During those black years I felt it would never end. Maybe you didn’t bring into your marriage the baggage I did, and maybe your husband is a mean, lazy jerk or even a pervert, but pity, despair and bitterness will not set you free from your own state of nothingness, lack of productivity, wanting of challenge, or any real rewards. Do you know what I am talking about—working and never seeing the end … [Read more...]


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