How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pill – Part 2

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by Samantha cross posted from  her blog Defeating The Dragons Part 1 is here. Put in incredibly simple terms, hormonal birth control works thusly: Step 1 : it prevents ovulation. “Ovulation,” for the uninitiated, is when a mature egg is released from the ovary and become available for fertilization. … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pill, Part 1

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons When I was fourteen, I was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). To cut a very long, and a very awkward, story short, hormonal birth control (also known as “the Pill”) is the only known treatment for it. It’s not a cure, but it works to mitigate the suffering for a lot of women who suffer with PCOS. But it’s the only treatment [edit: occasionally, blood sugar problems can be a part of PCOS, but not always, in my case it is not], because of how it works and what it does, but I’ll get to that in a bit tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Open Thread Discussion on Christian Fundamentalism

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by Vyckie Garrison Over on the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blog, Defeating the Dragons, Samantha is looking for input on readers' personal experiences with Christian fundamentalism. One of the questions she asks is: I know that some of you … [Read more...]

Congratulations Samantha! – SASBN

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Samantha from the blog Defeating The Dragons and NLQ's SASBN was recently singled out as the subject of  Christianity Today's article Finding Faith After Spiritual Indoctrination due to the excellence of her blogging about her past experiences! Congratulations and … [Read more...]

Two Simple Statements

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by Samantha By the time I was a sophomore at an extremely conservative Christian college, I had gone through twelve years at an IFB church and been manipulated and bullied by quiverful and patriarchal teachings. My family had been excommunicated from the church, and friends I had … [Read more...]


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