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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Josh Duggar Fallout and Personal Reflections on Previously Held Beliefs

http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2015/08/21/how-has-the-josh-duggar-scandal-affected-you-are-you-experiencing-painful-reminders/ Many times I share silly things on Facebook for laughs. Sometimes I share things that made me think. This time I share an article to speak out. Sometimes people don't understand that rather than being a gossip or celebrating anothers' downfall, stories like this one are shared and commented on because the sharer once … Continue reading Josh Duggar Fallout and Personal Reflections on Previously Held Beliefs

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