Another blogging friend, Laurie Works, introduced me to Elizabeth Esther's blog back in 2014. Recently I ran across her top ten signs of a spiritually abusive church YouTube video and I was so, so glad someone finally mentioned the dangers of "independent fundamental" churches like the ones I attended when I was a teenager, where most … Continue reading Embracing Sobriety in Spiritual Practice: Interview with Elizabeth Esther
"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
This post is from my friend Alyssa who grew up Independent Fundamental Baptist and was homeschooled throughout her K-12 education. She currently is in a graduate program to earn her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and enjoys learning more about what can be done both personally and professionally to help others coming from … Continue reading Outside the Box: Gathering your tools for healing
Another anonymous post, from a creative soul friend. Dear ****, I’m not writing this for you, cause I know you’ll never read it. I’m not writing this for you either, or you or you or you. I’m writing this for You, and I’m writing this for me. Did you know I was at a … Continue reading Outside the Box: What is joy?
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