The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse When I refer to Patriarchy, or Biblical Patriarchy, I indicate the imbalanced, unhealthy practice of what is more accurately termed by Karen Campbell to be patriocentricity. My ministry is to women—primarily adult daughters—who reap the distressing harvest of destructive fruits, which are brought forth from aberrant religious movements and […]

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 […]

Love Song, V — Light Dawns in Darkness

Love Song, V — Light Dawns in Darkness Continued from Love Song, IV—Mystery  Death. I feared it so much, when I was little. For both me and others. I feared being left behind, hearing the dreaded “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” I feared the lake of fire, of being […]

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 —The Aching of Esau

Quiverfull Daughters —The Aching of Esau You never show us what you write.” Mom looked disappointed. “I will!” I assured her. But what? My young mind riffled through notebooks, scanning titles, stories, songs. I always felt too shy, embarrassed to reveal my scribblings. Despite me “telling,” a sister already derived ecstatic glee over long, flowy […]

White Washed Idolatry

White Washed Idolatry . . for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.  Exodus 34:14 orm Wakefield is an author and speaker with a tender heart for men and their families. In his article The Curse of the Standard Bearers: When Idolatry Masquerades as Love, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]