Religious Trauma Syndrome

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by CaluluSeveral days ago a link to an article written by Valerie Tarico at Alternet.org arrived on my Facebook page. The piece was about a newly named syndrome - RTS - Religious Trauma Syndrome and … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Debi Almost Gets Something Right

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 26-27It is possible to find a worthwhile message in an otherwise atrocious book. I read Debi Pearl when I was first married – it was a wedding gift – and while I thought it was hogwash from start to finish … [Read more...]

Sunday Challenge – How Has Your Self Body Image Changed?

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Introducing the NLQ Sunday Challenge!What it's all about is you, you writing in and sharing your take on the topic picked for the week, sharing your hard earned wisdom with others. Just write up as little or as much as you feel like saying on that subject, email it to … [Read more...]

Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

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by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse Awareness Week: My Contribution

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by Kristen RosserThis coming week Wine and Marble, Joy in this Journey and Shaney Irene will be hosting a Spiritual Abuse Awareness synchroblog.  Many bloggers will be posting one blog a day for several days, describing their own experiences … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: What is a “help meet”? (in the KJV)

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, p. 24Debi finishes this her first chapter with a memo on the background of the word “help meet.” I sort of feel like this should have come earlier, given that most people I’ve mentioned the book to find the term odd. The word help meet appears … [Read more...]

Personal Values and Quiverfull Social Guilt

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by Becoming WorldlySo I’ve been thinking a lot about guilt and shame lately. I think they are important components used to control people’s actions, particularly in the kind of movement I grew up in. I’m sure lots of people have more … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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We're excited to take part in a new community, Homeschoolers Anonymous, a venture put together by some of our bloggers joining together with others who've experienced abuse during their homeschooled years.Here is more information from Homeschoolers Anonymous! Former homeschoolers rally against abuseMarch 16, 2013A group of former homeschoolers … [Read more...]

SASBN: Putting an End to the Survivor Wars

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by Vyckie GarrisonBreaking 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...]

As Innocent As Babes

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by CaluluOne of the big stumbling blocks for me during my time in the Fundamental/Evangelical church was the belief in original sin in babies. Sure, it's possible to be conceived of sin and born of that same sin, but I could never believe that a newborn … [Read more...]


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