If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don’t worry, there is still time. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes It's good to be incorrigible if the powers that be are from the good ol' boys club. It's right to be defiant if that defiance is based on love for other people who've been shut… Continue reading Being Ourselves After Religious and Narcissistic Abuse
They were walking away. Done. The church as they knew it had let them down and now after the events of the weekend, they were through. It was hard to accept, and at first, it had been difficult to imagine, but now that Jesus was dead, they had no choice but to walk away. With… Continue reading Walking Away with Jesus
Were your plans and dreams ever destroyed by a single event? I wonder how it felt to the friends of Jesus the day after he died. It sounds weird to say, "Jesus is dead." But for one day that was reality. Friday was a dark day and the world’s profound grief must’ve been palpable, but… Continue reading Dark Sabbath
"It's all very delicate, your fragile house of lies, it could collapse at any moment." -Sarah, The Path The Path is a TV show on Hulu about a cult which has some strong comparisons to Christianity. The followers of “The Path” believe they are choosing a higher existence and each person is ascending a ladder… Continue reading Losing Religion to Find the Way
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That about sums up 2017. Of course there can still be more worse times and we all hope for better times in 2018, so even though the year is ending, the book is never closed on how bad or how good things can… Continue reading The Worst of Times or the Best of Times?
Male headship, polygamy, and slavery have something in common– they have Biblical models and they empower one man to use his power over others. One of the biggest arguments fundamentalist Christians use to support the false doctrine of male headship is the example of the patriarchs in the Bible, but they also practiced polygamy and slavery too. The… Continue reading Male Headship 3—Where Did Male Headship Come From?