When “Gentle correction” Turns Into Covert Spiritual Bullying

I recently received a three page document which was written by a man I went to church with a few years ago. I shall henceforth refer to this man as Mr. A. He had taken it upon himself to write this document in response to some articles I had posted on my Facebook page regarding... Continue Reading →

A Time to Side With Women Who have Experienced Abuse

Let's talk about how often women who are experiencing abuse are held responsible - or even blamed - for the abuse. Church, I'm talking to you. Let's talk about how much culpability women are actually given. I've heard it too often, that a certain type of woman chooses abusive men, or she sets herself up... Continue Reading →

A Time to Walk Through the Dark Woods

Much of my life has been lived in a state of grief. Some of it has simply happened, some of it I have caused or contributed to. Divorce. Stepmom-hood. Loss. Depression. Change. Grief is mostly un-fun and it's pain, and avoiding painful un-fun things is sometimes my favourite. So it built up.  It's been a... Continue Reading →

To the One Being Abused

Too often within Christianity, abuse is seen as a grey area. Should she just be more submissive? Is he feeling disrespected? What KIND of abuse are we talking about here? Is he really abusive, or is he just a jerk? These kinds of questions cast doubt on people who have already been conditioned to doubt... Continue Reading →

A Time to Air the Laundry

I've been living a half truth. I suspect many people are. It seems that it is a popular thing within our culture to not "air our dirty laundry." People call it oversharing (an ugly label). They say it's not socially acceptable to shamelessly wave certain life-bits around in people's faces and whatnot. We don't air... Continue Reading →

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