Review: I Fired God: My Life Inside–and Escape from–the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult by Jocelyn Zichterman

I Fired God

by Calulu When I first received this book I chuckled over the title, “I Fired God” because it seemed both humorous and sacrilegious at the same time. Firing God? How is it even possible? I quickly found out that the author should have fired her IFB God much sooner. Before reading “I Fired God” my [Read More...]

Silencing Techniques

gaslighting

by Kristen Rosser Have you ever had an entire conversation that was not about the thing you wanted to talk about, but about why you needed to stop talking about it? It’s called silencing. [Read more...]

Come To Jesus?

preacher

…or How Not To Witness To An Atheist/Agnostic – by Calulu As I’ve said before I wasn’t raised Quiverfull or even as a fundamentalist or believer. Through the years I kept being subjected to people trying to witness to me, giving that old altar call, tap dancing towards salvation, come to Jesus sonny boy father [Read More...]

Seeing Monsters in the Dark

monsters

by Becoming Worldly   I read this, this, and this recently, so figured today I’d tell a ghost story, one with a bit of fire and brimstone thrown in, and a surprise ending.   One night a little girl goes to bed. She falls asleep in a dress she’s worn for three days, sharing a [Read More...]

20 Ways Not to Respond to Homeschool Horror Stories

Homeschooling

by Becoming Worldly The following are a list of things that range from impolite to incredibly disrespectful that I have heard since I started speaking out about this issue. I’m (unfortunately) not making any of these up and I’ve actually had every single one of them either said to me or seen them said to [Read More...]