Dear Chris, Jesus is Coming to LOVE You–Not Hurt You!

Last night, in the middle of the night a twelve year old boy couldn't sleep because he was afraid of Jesus coming. He decided to search the internet and found an old blog I wrote about fear and Jesus coming, then he asked if I could please help him to not be afraid. I wasn't …

Good Girls Get Angry

While I was growing up, I was taught never to show my anger. My parents didn't allow children to throw tantrums, so I watched my younger siblings being beaten with a belt over and over until their wills were broken. I believe this happened to me too, because for most of my life, I have been unable to access my …

Male Headship 7—The Headship of Jesus

For those who grew up with corrupt male headship I have good news for you. For those who grew up with fathers who were more concerned with being in charged as the head of the home… For those who grew up with fathers who hit them and controlled them because he was bigger or held …

The Messy Story of Jesus

While Jesus was on earth, he didn’t spend his time in a gorgeous chapel with a harmonious choir, distinguished elders and tidy children. As the Creator, he designed this world to be a place where the messy, bloody and disgusting would contribute--where even manure brings life. There's nothing clean about birth or death, but Jesus joined with our …

What Does Jesus Say to the ACoN Soul?

Many Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus, but some have misrepresented God by abusing others. What does Jesus actually say to the ACoN* soul? 1. I Never Planned for You to be Hurt I have given everyone freedom of choice but some have used their freedom to harm others (Matthew 18:6). The abuse you have suffered is …

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Anyway

Do you have happy memories of Christmas or sad? Which do you pull out of the past? Many ACONs have sad memories of Christmas and despite what people might think they are usually not sad over not having enough gifts--more like sadness over raging parents and family fights and emotional abuse. My own sad memories are …

Why I Support Women’s Ordination

The church I am a member of and grew up in is discussing women's ordination today and hopefully they will vote on it next year at the General Conference. Even if this doesn't happen, I am not planning on leaving the church, but I do feel it's important to discuss this and let our voices be …

Ten Ways God is a Good Mother

God is our true mother. For everyone who misses having a mother and everyone who never had one, This is not some feminism propaganda— it’s fact, God created women in His image too. 1. Women Were Created in the Image of God-- So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God …

Servant God Book

Have you ever been afraid of God. If so this is the book for you. If you have been abused by parents or religious leaders, this book will help you understand what God is really like. Written by over a dozen people in different walks of life they show how Jesus is the gold standard of who God is. The Bible …

Julie Miller–Testimony, “I Thought God Wanted to Rape Me”

Julie Miller has fascinated me for years with her unique, little girl voice and beautiful song lyrics, but I had no idea of her pain. It was a treat to watch this video and hear in her own words the story of how she came to trust God after a horrific childhood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg2qbr_fiGM The video …