Readers new to “abuse survivor blogs” may not be aware, but there is a huge reservoir of research and resource material from abuse survivors, advocates, and activists that corroborates the “Abuse of Faith” series. This page compiles background resources to all the situations and stories covered in the first article of the “Abuse of Faith”… Continue reading Houston Chronicle’s “Abuse of Faith” in the SBC – Article #1 of 3 – Resources for Additional Research
Bill Gothard, Lawsuit, IBLP, Institute in Basic Life Principles, David C. Gibbs III, Sex Abuse, Sexual Grooming, ALERT
Pastor Doug Wilson, pedophile Jamin Wight, and Christ Church
*** Seeing Clearly Again after Spiritual Abuse
*** Alecia Pennington needs her birth certificate and social security card to help her in her adult life. Her parents, James and Lisa Pennington have not helped her obtain these important documents. Why?
** Media and blogosphere are abuzz with sex abuse stories coming from Patriarchy proponents, Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips. Gothard releases a statement, other Christian leaders defend Patriarchy.
* * * In some conservative Biblical Patriarchal circles, young ladies remain at home, sheltered, under the protection of their father. They are generally not allowed to work outside the home or attend college. This is in order to “protect” them from worldly influence. Could this practice be setting up these… Continue reading Does the Doug Phillips et al Brand of “Biblical Patriarchy” Groom Stay-at-Home Daughters to be Victims of Abuse?
* * * * * * Last year when I started blogging and connecting with other blogs/bloggers, there were two big words that meant nothing to me: complementarian and egalitarian. In fact, at first the words just plain annoyed me and I didn’t bother to look… Continue reading CBMW: Christian Feminists, Complementarians, and Are Men Protecting Their Position of Privilege?
Tithing has not been a topic that I’ve discussed and to be honest, I really haven’t researched it much in the past, but here are some links I found very quickly (and I don’t know anything about them): The Truth about Tithing Tithing: The Great False Doctrine The Tithing Debate It is a topic… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: Pastor Uses Shame and Humiliation to Elicit Tithes
I’m still getting comments on the UnMarried movie posts (More Background Info on the Movie: UnMarried and UnMarried Movie: Is Staying Single Sabotaging Chr… ) and today while looking through my Twitter feed, I noticed quite a few tweets on the topics of modesty and purity. In case you missed the brief movie trailer, here it is:I’ve discussed… Continue reading The UnMarried Movie: Singleness as a Result of Rigid and Controlled Parenting
What is happening to America’s churches? There seems to be a lot of confusion and mayhem. Pastors like Ed Young with mega churches live in million dollar mansions. Celebrity pastors are authors, write book endorsements for their celebrity pastor author friends. Conferences are held with more celebrity pastors sharing the platform with their… Continue reading Americans: Church in a Building, Church in No Building, or No Church at All?