Some of you probably know about my 19-year-old friend who recently escaped a human trafficking situation back in January. She's also an escapee from fundamentalism. She's now trying to start her life over with an almost one-year-old baby while going through the legal process of an ongoing law enforcement investigation. I helped her report everything … Continue reading Help a fundamentalism escapee, human trafficking survivor and single mom get a car + restart her life
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
So last night I was closing up for the night at the coffee shop where I work, and there were these people sitting at a table who go to an evangelical-ish hipster church. I've seen some of their events advertised on Facebook and I talked to them when they were part of a protest this … Continue reading I overheard a church discipline meeting at the coffee shop where I work. This is why Evangelicals are losing people.
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
I get lots of emails and blog comments from readers asking how they can help people like us who are leaving unhealthy homes and branching out into the world outside. Older families ask how they can help mentor us. Homeschool alums ask me how we can help others around our younger siblings' age when it's … Continue reading Want to help some homeschool alums today? Here’s how.