Divorcing Josh Duggar’s Monster God

In the recent Ashley Madison hack, Josh Duggar was outed as having a paid account for seeking adulterous affairs.After the leak, he admitted to cheating on his wife, and to porn addiction.This, of course, came on the heels of the recent horrific revelations that he molested his sisters as a teen.And, perhaps not surprisingly, reports are now surfacing that Anna Duggar, Josh's wife, will not consider divorcing him as an option. In fact, she may even be accepting some of the blame for h … [Read more...]

Riffing & Reviewing: Girl at the End of the World

Christians get agitated when you use the word "cult." I found this out recently when I suggested that megachurches can produce a cultish environment, especially if they have a revered celebrity personality for a leader (hence, "cult of personality"). High-control, high-demand, high-secrecy patterns can emerge, leading to all manner of hurt and abuse. Of course, this does not only (or stereotypically) occur within megachurches, but the very suggestion of such produced strong pushback in the co … [Read more...]