NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

In January 2016, Vyckie Garrison, one of the founders of No Longer Quivering, started a public thread asking for speculations about the Duggar family for 2016. Her followers started guessing about the sexual identity of the Duggar children still living at home. The comments turned vicious, involving threats of violence towards other survivors and stalking. Read the … Continue reading NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

‘But for us, God is not that tiny’: Why I’m #withMalala

So I'm kind of selective about documentaries that I watch. Usually the documentaries I enjoy are about religious fundamentalism and cults or evangelical culture. I watch to learn, for research. The other night I rented two movies from Redbox: the new live action Cinderella and He Named Me Malala. I thought I'd learn something from … Continue reading ‘But for us, God is not that tiny’: Why I’m #withMalala

Outside the Box: Recovering from obsessive guilt

  "i am still learning that i am allowed to be human out here inside it was not allowed those things made a bad thing happen so i still feel that. any tiny mistake... " ~ anonymous friend Obsessive guilt is not a thing. It is no longer my religion. But for many years, it … Continue reading Outside the Box: Recovering from obsessive guilt

Outside the Box: Sexuality, then and now

  Today's post is from my friend Laurie Works, who blogs at laurieworks.com.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about relationships and sexuality. Who am I kidding. I’m always thinking about sex. I have been fascinated with sex and sexuality since I was 10 years old. I taught myself what sex was, with my parents confirming shortly … Continue reading Outside the Box: Sexuality, then and now

Outside the Box: Verticality, sameness, and the world of The Giver

  My friend J.B started blogging this summer over at Finding Normalcy: Insights in a Noisy World. Here are his thoughts. Jonas wasn’t interested, just then, in wisdom. It was the colors that fascinated him. “Why can’t everyone see them? Why did colors disappear?” The Giver shrugged. “Our people made that choice, the choice to … Continue reading Outside the Box: Verticality, sameness, and the world of The Giver