Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network: The Fine Print …

Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network: The Fine Print … June 14, 2012

The Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network is open to all bloggers who are survivors of spiritual abuse regardless of what faith tradition they come from or where they are at now spirituality-wise.

Part of the success of the SASBN is our willingness to cooperatively work together and cross-promote the blogs and blog posts of other network participants. Individual members are encouraged to post links to the SASBN member blogs on the sidebar of their blogs and link to, crosspost, or discuss SASBN articles as a source of blogging material and discussion topics.

It is not required, however, to link to every blog in the network. We are aware that the diversity of the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs members guarantees that we will not all agree with every member on every issue. Participation in the SASBN does not imply endorsement of every member blog – it is only a way of bringing spiritual abuse survivors together for networking and mutual support.


If you wish to have Time magazine online to publish your writing there are a few rules you need to keep in mind. It’s a possibility because Patheos is owned by Time.

This is what Patheos/Time is looking for:

1. Approx 700-900 words (TIME readers are the general public, so think short(er) attention spans
2. Timely/trending topics
3. Unique/intriguing topics
4. Not preachy or advice-giving
5. Not insider-y to any one faith/belief system
6. Written for a general audience that might not know anything about the faith/belief tradition or the topic/issues.

 If you are going to write something with the goal of having it considered for publication on the main Patheos/Time page please make sure you send it to NLQ for publication first. The way it works is that we publish it first, it has to appear only on our page, for it to be considered for the Patheos page on the Time platform. A few days, a week later you can go ahead and publish on your blog, but it must appear on NLQ first.


Now for the unpleasant bit.

One of the few rules we have for SASBN writers is that if you use the research or a unique topic/posting from NLQ or any other site you need to link back to the source and give credit to that page. SASBN authors that repeatedly fail to do so will be removed from the network.

No bashing of other SASBN members because you don’t agree with their point of view.

Submitted posts that have nothing to do with recovery, religion or other topics at NLQ are likely to not be published.

All opinions expressed or the veracity of anything in a posting are strictly the responsibility of that particular author. NLQ does not have the time or resources to vet every author’s story.

Questions? Email the administrator at Suzanne.Calulu@gmail.com

Join the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network!

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

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