NLQ Featured Writer: Bruce Gerencser

Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network member, Bruce Gerencser blogs at The Way Forward.Bruce Gerencser spent 25 years pastoring Independent Fundamental Baptist, Southern Baptist, and Christian Union churches in Ohio, Michigan, and Texas. Bruce attended Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan. He is a writer and operates The Way Forward blog. Bruce lives in NW Ohio with his wife of 32 years. They have 6 children, and five grandchildren. Family Driven Faith by Bruce Gerencser A Former Independent Fundamental Baptist Pastor’s Perspective on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood(1) God's Highest Calling (2) It's Good to be Free (3) Rebuilding … [Read more...]

Happy 4th! Facebook Page NLQ Support

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Happy 4th of July!Are you missing our old forums? The friends you found and the discussions? After a few technical problems with the move to Patheos and our old forums it was decided that we would do a Facebook Group instead. The new Group is named NLQ Support and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/375549845838223/See you there!NOTE FROM VYCKIE: I believe the reason people are not able to view the Facebook group is because the settings for the group are "closed" and "private." If you'd like to join, please send me a friend request: http://www.facebook.com/vyckieg and a note asking to be added to the NLQ Facebook group. (◕‿◕✿)NLQ Recommended Reading ...'Br … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Wandering One

I Am So Much More Than a Maiden of Virtue by Wanderingone(1) I Learned To Keep My Fear Of Hell To Myself (2) Cousins (3) Biblical Chastisement (4) Little Things … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Starfury

Destiny of a Virtuous Daughter by Starfury(1) Beginnings Of The Mask (2) My New Love (3) Pop Guns and Purity Rings (4) Have Mercy on Me, A Sinner (5) Not My Will … [Read more...]

Baptist Taliban: Part 4

by Cindy FosterPARTY TIMEIt was the end of the 1900’s. There was much uncertainty in the air everywhere, about what the next millennium would bring. Would our computer-dependent world come to a screeching halt? Would there be a shortage of food, water and electricity? Should we be stockpiling goods in preparation?If the ‘air’ everywhere else was unsettling, it was much more so in the church. If tension was butter, you could cut it with a knife. The young people were troubled, parents were hyper-alert, Paul and I felt like we were walking a perpetual tight-rope and The Preacher was venting rage through every sermon at our expense. With that kind of a pressure-cooker clima … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Tapati

Tapati McDaniels is a freelance writer who started a forum designed to meet the needs of former Hare Krishna devotees at http://www.gaudiya-repercussions.com. She is working on a memoir and her personal blog can be found athttp://tapati.livejournal.com. Patriarchy Across Cultures by TapatiConnecting The Dots: Patriarchy Across Cultures (Intro.) (1) Living in the Material World (2) Summer of Transcendental Love (3) All Things Must Pass (4) Over The Rainbow (5) Magic man (6) I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (7) I Will Lay Me Down A Lifetime Commitment: Initiation From Generation to Generation No Turning Back Vegetarian for God (8) What It’s Like To Sing T … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Chandra

Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network member, Chandra blogs at Dispelled: One Girl’s Journey in a Homeschool CultChandra Hawkins-Bernat, was homeschooled K-12 (1986-1999), and is currently enrolled to get her Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary and Art Education. She is also authoring her autobiography, Dispelled: One Girl’s Journey in a Home School Cult and is seeking to have it published in the near future. She is happily married to her best friend and is also the proud mother of three sons, two of which have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Dispelled: One Girl's Journey in a Home School Cult by Chandra(1) Meet My Mother (2) The Early Years (3) Drinking the Kool-aid … [Read more...]

Who Was That Masked Man? Part 8

by CaluluTom comes back to church by late fall and he is in his Mr. Charlie Church mode again, except he doesn't exactly get with the program.During that summer many of us, myself included, started going off to conferences many weekends, to places like Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship or Life Center to the Voice of the Apostles weekends in Harrisburg PA. I added in going down to Brownsville AoG revival in Pensacola and flying off to Fresh Fire in Abbottsford Canada.If it was November we'd all be at Global Awakening's Voice of the Apostles conference. If it was July we'd been in Toronto for the Worship Party Conference and all over the place the rest of the time. We averaged … [Read more...]

Happily Abused

Can you say, "Stockholm Syndrome'?

Trigger warning: Christian woman's advice to abused wives reads like a handbook for ascetic self-mortification. How to Use a Woman's Faith & Trust to Make Her a Willing Accomplice to Her Own Abuseby Vyckie GarrisonAfter stumbling across yet another piece of alarmingly dangerous advice for abused women of faith titled, Surviving Emotional Abuse Six Steps by Christian author, Darcy Ingraham, I am wishing I had more middle fingers with which to express my extreme irritation. Ack!I will try to calm down long enough to use my words rather than profane gestures to talk about spiritual abuse.To begin with the author assumes that only those husbands who abandon their faith … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Introductory Questions

by Libby AnneWelcome to Raised Quiverfull! Nine young adults who grew up in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements have come together to answer a series of questions about their experiences. All of these young adults have since questioned and left these ideologies and have chosen their own life paths. The goal of the Raised Quiverfull project is to inform. Click here for the Raised Quiverfull introduction.This section, Introductory Questions, showcases the participants’ responses to three introductory questions. If you would like to read the questions and answers to these three questions in one document, click here. To go to the other sections and read the par … [Read more...]


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