True Love Waits

by Betty Crux If there is anything I have very, very vivid memories of, it’s youth group at either church we attended. I was a loser, no getting around it.  I wasn’t good looking, and my parents weren’t helping that fact.  I had … [Read more...]

Does Evangelical Christianity Cause Emotional Damage: Part 2

by Brucer GerencserEvangelicalism is dominated by Bible literalism. God said it, and that settles it. There can be no debate, no argument. An infallible God has spoken. Whatever the Bible teaches, the Evangelical is duty bound … [Read more...]

Does Evangelical Christianity Cause Emotional Damage? Part 1

by Bruce GerencserEvangelical Christianity teaches that humans are, by nature, sinners. Humans do not become sinners, they are sinners. Humans are born with a sin nature. From the very moment they come into this world they are sinners. This is the lot of … [Read more...]

I’m Coming Out

by Cindy FosterOk.  I am finally coming out!I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time.  It won’t be much of a surprise to many of you since I have posted links to articles … [Read more...]

Love

by SamanthaAfter my family left our fundamentalist cult, and my life turned upside down –many of the things I’d been told were “true” started unraveling. I started seeing patches of my life, of the way I had been taught to think, were hideously wrong … [Read more...]

Corporal Punishment and The End of The Red Stick

by Becoming WorldlyThis picture could be anybody’s little sister blindfolded and hitting a piñata at her Dad’s house for another sibling’s birthday. But it isn’t. It’s my little sister. She lives in a different world than I did. One with her own bedroom and court-ordered visitation and Christmas presents from a kind stepmother. She has never been … [Read more...]

Christian Advice For Brides in Training?

by CaluluLately I've been running into a number of Funda-Gelical blogs dedicated to either training brides what to do once they marry or advising them on what a proper Christian lady does to prepare for her future marriage.Some of the advice is … [Read more...]

Happy is the Man That Has His Quiver Full of Them

by Bruce GerencserWhen Polly and I married in 1978, we planned to have three children.  We wanted to wait a year or so before we started having children, but six-weeks into marriage Polly became pregnant. Our son Jason was seven weeks before our first wedding anniversary.In 1981, Nathan … [Read more...]

Civility Pledge: Creating a Safe Environment for Constructive and Healing Conversation

by Vyckie GarrisonWhen it comes to a discussion of the inherently pernicious elements of the Quiverfull ideal, such as patriarchy, fundamentalism, bible "literalism," Dominionism, etc., which result in the spiritual abuse of Christian women and their families, it is too easy to be sarcastic, condescending, harsh, … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Into The Countryside

by CaluluMadison, Virginia  – January 18, 2013Have to admit, I was more than just a little bit nervous going into Madison wearing hijab. This is a town way out in the country, where keeping track of your neighbors business wasn’t a hobby, it was a profession. Just being from out … [Read more...]


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