Daughter of the Patriarchy, epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

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Occasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances that led to my cutting ties completely with [Read More...]

Emotional Control: Mandatory Happiness Makes Me Sad

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I recently joined Pinterest. I resisted for a little while, like I always do, but eventually decided that it would be a convenient way to store ideas for home decorating (I just moved house) and wedding planning (for next fall). The result was my sudden immersion into Pinterest “culture.” You see, there are a lot [Read More...]

The myth of the failing world

The end is near, it’s nigh at hand The bride is gathering, the world is failing Israel’s awakening, nations are breaking Our prophet taught us, we believe The end is near This is the refrain of a song frequently crooned after services by the song leader in my church. It is accompanied by a mournful, [Read More...]


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