The Myth of “Normal”

The Myth of “Normal” When I was young, I envied those who told breath-catching testimonials of how they came to Christ. I  listened, enraptured, to stories featured on our local religious radio station and dreamed of how thrilled God must be with these dramatically-acquired souls. Many met Him in death-defying places; others spoke of time […]

The Weight of the Years

The Weight of the Years I hope that as you read this post today, you will hear my heart behind the words I write. As your sister and sojourner through the valley of heartache and pain, I know intimately the depth of grief and torment that has throbbed within your spirit for ages. Secret aching–hidden […]

Love Song, IV — Mystery

Love Song, IV — Mystery continued from Love Song, III — Death She sat across from me, knuckles clasped white except for streaks of mascara swiped from her cheeks.  She didn’t know why she came; she’d stopped to turn around many times. But here she was. No coffee, thanks. “I was given up for adoption […]

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, […]

Love Song, IV — Mystery

Love Song, IV — Mystery continued from Love Song, III — Death She sat across from me, knuckles clasped white except for streaks of mascara swiped from her cheeks.  She didn’t know why she came; she’d stopped to turn around many times. But here she was. No coffee, thanks. “I was given up for adoption […]

Sparrows, Falling

Sparrows, Falling I have been reading Isaiah 53.The beautiful imagery painted within this passage nourishes the deepest parts of my soul; can we not all relate to this message? Let these words settle around you like a comforting, healing embrace and know–not only are you never alone, you are never alone within the shadows and […]

Me, Myself, and Shame

Me, Myself, and Shame Why is it when someone uses our names in conversation, it is usually for emphasis in a negative way? I can still hear mine rolled out like it was a thousand times . . . “Hil-la-ry!” “Don’t be so defensive, Hil-la-ry!” Here is an entry from my journal, from a time […]

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 […]

Quiverfull Daughters | Praise

Quiverfull Daughters | Praise Aside from God and my husband, the best gifts I’ve ever received have been from my mom and dad. There is so much I appreciate from the sacrifices they made for us, from the life we lived. Obviously, the scope of Quivering Daughters encompasses many controversial, painful, and largely unaddressed elements […]

The Myth of “Normal”

The Myth of “Normal” When I was young, I envied those who told breath-catching testimonials of how they came to Christ. I  listened, enraptured, to stories featured on our local religious radio station and dreamed of how thrilled God must be with these dramatically-acquired souls. Many met Him in death-defying places; others spoke of time […]