The Sanctuary of Life

The Sanctuary of Life I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10 Life. A simple word pulsing with complexity. As you reflect, what images come to mind? Answers emerge from the day-portraits of our years—fun, stressful, challenging, hard, i-wish-i-were-dead, boring, exciting, an adventure, depressing—but I […]

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt by Elizabeth Wyse Cook by Kiery King Humble and proud.  Guilty and righteous.  Loving and judging.  They sound like opposites, don’t they?  Maybe that is because they are.  However, during my time with the organization, they often were so mixed that I was a bit confused as to their […]

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt by Elizabeth Wyse Cook by Kiery King Humble and proud.  Guilty and righteous.  Loving and judging.  They sound like opposites, don’t they?  Maybe that is because they are.  However, during my time with the organization, they often were so mixed that I was a bit confused as to their […]

The Sanctuary of Life

The Sanctuary of Life I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10 Life. A simple word pulsing with complexity. As you reflect, what images come to mind? Answers emerge from the day-portraits of our years—fun, stressful, challenging, hard, i-wish-i-were-dead, boring, exciting, an adventure, depressing—but I […]

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt by Elizabeth Wyse Cook by Kiery King Humble and proud.  Guilty and righteous.  Loving and judging.  They sound like opposites, don’t they?  Maybe that is because they are.  However, during my time with the organization, they often were so mixed that I was a bit confused as to their […]

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt by Elizabeth Wyse Cook by Kiery King Humble and proud.  Guilty and righteous.  Loving and judging.  They sound like opposites, don’t they?  Maybe that is because they are.  However, during my time with the organization, they often were so mixed that I was a bit confused as to their […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

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 […]

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt by Elizabeth Wyse Cook by Kiery King Humble and proud.  Guilty and righteous.  Loving and judging.  They sound like opposites, don’t they?  Maybe that is because they are.  However, during my time with the organization, they often were so mixed that I was a bit confused as to their […]

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt

The “Joy” and Power of Guilt by Elizabeth Wyse Cook by Kiery King Humble and proud.  Guilty and righteous.  Loving and judging.  They sound like opposites, don’t they?  Maybe that is because they are.  However, during my time with the organization, they often were so mixed that I was a bit confused as to their […]