Emmanuel

Emmanuel “And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’”Ezekiel 16:6 “Just wait till you live in the real world,” they said, trampling my Jesus-heart. “The real world. You will change. You’ll see.” […]

For the Journey

For the Journey These are some of the resources that proved invaluable along my journey. Although I may not agree with everything within these books or websites, they have been used by the Lord in myriad ways. Please use discernment and weigh what you read according to Scripture and the revealed heart of God, and […]

Christian Families on the Edge by Rachel Ramer

April 7, 2009 Christian Families on the Edge by Rachel Ramer Hillary’s note: When I first began to question some of the things I was brought up to believe, and to address the confusion and hurts I struggled with daily, I found an article by the brilliant Rachel Ramer which was my first confirmation that […]

Index

Index For complete archive, see left sidebar. Key Articles in alphabetical order Abusing Abuse? Part 1 Abusing Abuse? Part 2 Bondage of Betrothal, The Broken Counterfeit Patriarchy Daughters-in-Waiting: Adult Daughters at Home  Emmanuel  Exploring Bounded Choice Feminism or Faith? Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom How Does Jesus Love You?  Humiliation Manipulation I Love Quiverfull, […]

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Biblical Law, Legalism, and Grace

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Biblical Law, Legalism, and Grace We sang it at day camp, and laughed and laughed. “I just wanna be a sheep!!! Baaa baaa baa baaa . . . “We danced around, baa-ing like the white woolly creatures on the poster with David, the Shepherd boy. Then we got serious and sang, […]

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Codependency

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Codependency It is a term that implies that we are dependent upon one another. How is this necessarily harmful? Of course we need others in our lives; we need interaction and relationship, wisdom and discourse. However, when these things are rampant within unhealthy, imbalanced, and ungodly environments, potentially very grave problems […]

Christian Families on the Edge by Rachel Ramer

Christian Families on the Edge by Rachel Ramer Hillary’s note: When I first began to question some of the things I was brought up to believe, and to address the confusion and hurts I struggled with daily, I found an article by the brilliant Rachel Ramer which was my first confirmation that there was validity […]

Inspiration

Inspiration The next several days will find me catching up on what seems a million and one things needing my attention. Here are links to a few articles which have especially touched, inspired, or helped me this week. The Broken Beloved, by Ann VoskampThe Grace in Parenting series, by Karen CampbellA Holy Longing, by David […]

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1 Recently Darcy left some excellent thoughts in a comment and I asked her if she would expand on them in a post. I’m honored that she agreed.  cannot tell you how many times someone has told me, “Well, I know plenty of patriarchal families who are wonderful people […]