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Religious Narcia, Self-Love

Being Ourselves After Religious and Narcissistic Abuse

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

Hope

Walking Away with Jesus

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

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Hope

Dark Sabbath

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

cults, The Path, religious abuse, spiritual abuse, the Way, deconstructing religion, evangelicalism, Littleredsurvivor.com
Religious Narcia

Losing Religion to Find the Way

"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

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Feminism, Male Headship, Religious Narcia

Male Headship 1—How it Feeds Narcissism

Jim believes God ordained him as the male leader to control his family. He's married to a woman who had children before they were together and it's been a struggle for him to allow them to be themselves. He feels it's his religious duty to police them. His efforts include locking the kitchen after bedtime in case the… Continue reading Male Headship 1—How it Feeds Narcissism

Hope, Religious Narcia, Resistance

The Worst of Times or the Best of Times?

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?

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Ezer Rising, Feminism, Male Headship, Women's Rights

Male Headship 3—Where Did Male Headship Come From?

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?

male headship, patriarchy, feminism, women's equality, women's rights, ezer, ezer rising, ezer kenegdo, littleredsurvivor.com
Feminism, Male Headship, Women's Rights

Male Headship 2—What is Male Headship?

When I asked women to share what their definition of male headship is, this was one of the best: "Male headship is patriarchy in a marriage or a society. It's the idea that males should be given some ultimate advantage, priority, or responsibility in decision-making and leadership." There are many variations of male headship which might… Continue reading Male Headship 2—What is Male Headship?