The Ideology of Underage Marriages in Conservative Christianity

A Teen by Definition is Not "Mature" *Little disclaimer: By "mature" I mean as physically developed and/or experienced in life as adults. I am not referring to responsibility, which many teens are better at than some adults.  I was just 16 but I knew it was love, and my boyfriend, also 16, and I secretly … Continue reading The Ideology of Underage Marriages in Conservative Christianity

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How I Left a Cult

"Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself." ~Harlan Ellison, Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman I thought I had left this cult after two years, after my baby died. I now realize it has taken more like ten years. Ten years of slowly untangling myself and … Continue reading How I Left a Cult

Women Should Be Seen, But Not Heard (In Church)

I have noticed a disturbing increase in the amount of articles on The Christian Post, as well as sentiments and doctrinal statements from both Catholics and Protestants about the role of women teachers in churches. Interestingly, these opinions seem to coincide with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision (but more on that later). So many … Continue reading Women Should Be Seen, But Not Heard (In Church)

Book Review: Toxic Faith

Are you a religious addict? Is your church or group toxic to your soul? Even if you are certain these terms don't apply to you or your group, you might want to read this book anyway. I don't recommend Christian books very often. In the not-so-distant past it was a different story; I was always … Continue reading Book Review: Toxic Faith