It only takes a few words to send me back. Certain phrases set me off. It can be something simple, so common that most Christians wouldn't even notice it. But those words meant something else in the fundamentalist cult I grew up in. I go to a not-crazy church now because it's helped me heal … Continue reading Unfundamentalist Thoughts: What does it mean when Christians say ‘our joy is not based on this world’?
I don't normally write about my siblings because neither of them have public lives in the way that I do as a writer and journalist. That's why I don't say much about them on my blog. I want them to be able to figure out their own lives in peace. When I write about them … Continue reading I get to talk to my siblings now
Last month was hard. It seems like I always lose people I care about in October. When you leave fundamentalism, usually no one from that world will listen to you, especially not a parent. Pege and her husband were different. I'd been kicked out of my church two and a half years before when I … Continue reading Remembering Pege
Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 11, 2017. Hello friends. So this week is Suicide Prevention Week, which started with World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday. I speak out about this because I don't want anyone else to feel alone like I did. People are always surprised when they find out. "You seem so happy all … Continue reading #IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017
Here’s a little secret most people don’t know about me. I can’t even count the number of times I almost died. This is not an exaggeration. People ask me, how could you want to just end everything? You have your whole life ahead of you, you’re good at writing, and you’re so happy all … Continue reading So I’m turning 28.