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 […]

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, […]

Spiritual Abuse and the Gospel

Spiritual Abuse and the Gospel by Hillary McFarland What is good news? Good news brings joy. Good news brings relief. Good news gives us something to anticipate, to talk about and plan for. It gives us hope. If you are in jail and receive word that you are to be released, that is good news! […]

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 […]

Hope

Hope Please visit Elizabeth Esther’s blog for her monthly blog carnival! She invites you to leave a link to your most provocative or inspirational post from April . . . and also from March, so this means, yes, TWO links! Today, I revisit This Holy Wanting and The Cultic Family, part 1.    While digging […]

Sparrows, Falling

February 13, 2009 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 […]

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 […]