Originally posted on Facebook April 20, 2018. So for those of you who've been around me a while know that I came out of a fundamentalist religious background and I worked for several years to weed those things out of my life. Those old thought patterns were rooted in some people's unhealthy desires to control … Continue reading The journey continues: How I’m healing from spiritual abuse
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.
Here's another post from my escape. I've been remembering it in pictures and with an old email I wrote to friends explaining my situation as it was happening. Today I'm posting some chat logs. If you know someone who is being held too tightly, this is for you. If you are one of us, an isolated … Continue reading Those nights kept me alive: Chat logs from my escape
Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 10, 2016. It's been almost one year since the last time I wanted to die. It's morbid, yes, but today is World Suicide Prevention Day and so far, I have kept living. I was 14 when it happened the first time. Winter has always felt like death to me, … Continue reading Why I Kept Living: World Suicide Prevention Day 2016