Agoraphobia is For Godly Women?

Agoraphobia is For Godly Women? December 19, 2018
Screen cap from Lori’s Youtube video made into a meme with ImgFlip.

Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife says that you must stay home no matter what. It sounds like she’s borderline agoraphobic and had decided that’s what all Godly women must do. Agoraphobia is for Godly women.

In this newest piece Lori does not once mention that women must stay home because of her misinterpretation of scripture. She bloviates over the interview with Daily Advertiser (a small paper in Lafayette, Louisiana, loosely associated with USA Today), and disingenuously claims yet again that she gives women the freedom to do what they must do in the Lord. This is ‘Who me??????’ type piece of Lori once again justifying what she does.

This piece has one of the most damaging lies that Evangelical Christianity promotes, that your feelings do not matter, that you must always ignore your own feelings for ‘God’s ways.’ The problem with doing that is that there are so many different cultural enforcers shouting contradictory things about ‘God’s Ways,’ that it’s easy to end up frustrated, burned out, or worse.

God gives us feelings and emotions for a reason. That reason is not to deny them blindly to follow a cult leader. Your own emotions can steer you away from danger if you just listen. If you read no other book upon leaving a high demand church, or starting to question the words of a culture enforcer like Lori Alexander please read Gavin De Becker’s “The Gift of Fear”

The only time Lori mentions staying home in this piece is when she denigrates the lady on Good Morning America that looked at Lori’s awful list of what working women give up and declared it was not for her. So which is it? Does Lori give ladies freedom to do what they need to do while following God, or is she a shut in attempting to be a cult leader?

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About Suzanne Titkemeyer
Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 32 years. You can read more about the author here.

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