Finding Healing from Disillusionment | Guest Post

Finding Healing from Disillusionment | Guest Post by Elizabeth Wyse Cook What do you do when someone you trust breaks that trust?  When you find out that they are a hypocrite?  When you finally realize that all the little things that didn’t quite make sense before, now make perfect sense, but in the opposite way […]

The Fifth Mile

April 19, 2011 The Fifth Mile Continued from here, featuring guest contributor Elizabeth Cook. by Elizabeth Wyse Cook e are probably all familiar with the “second mile” principle. Jesus, referring to the law that a Roman soldier could require a Jewish man to carry his heavy backpack one mile in any direction, said, “Whoever forces […]

Puzzlement : Introduction

April 5, 2011 Puzzlement : Introduction Hillary’s note: Starting today, the next several Tuesdays will feature a guest contributor, Eliza, sharing her experience with a conservative organization prominent within the homeschooling subculture. You may remember Eliza from this article by Sarah Posner. Puzzlement by Elizabeth Wyse Cook was bewildered.  A friend of mine, whom I […]

The First Step . . . Down

April 12, 2011 The First Step . . . Down … continued from here. by Elizabeth Wyse Cook I was so excited! I was old enough to go to the seminar that had changed my parents’ lives! I was a tad bit nervous too; after all, I was a young teenager and this was a […]

Letter From a Friend

Letter From a Friend by Elizabeth Wyse Cook My dear friend, I know you have been through some rough times recently. Your family does not understand why you have done what you have done. Most of your friends are probably avoiding you. But deep inside, you know you did the right thing by leaving. You […]

Letter From a Friend

Letter From a Friend by Elizabeth Wyse Cook My dear friend, I know you have been through some rough times recently. Your family does not understand why you have done what you have done. Most of your friends are probably avoiding you. But deep inside, you know you did the right thing by leaving. You […]

A Gentle Reality Check for the Daughters of Patriarchy

A Gentle Reality Check for the Daughters of Patriarchy s I shared on facebook, I’ve wanted to address this topic for a long time. But while chatting with my friend Darcy, I realized that she was the perfect one to write about it instead. I’m including a teaser clip below, but please click the following […]

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 First Step . . . Down

April 12, 2011 The First Step . . . Down … continued from here. by Elizabeth Wyse Cook I was so excited! I was old enough to go to the seminar that had changed my parents’ lives! I was a tad bit nervous too; after all, I was a young teenager and this was a […]

Puzzlement : Introduction

Puzzlement : Introduction Hillary’s note: Starting today, the next several Tuesdays will feature a guest contributor, Eliza, sharing her experience with a conservative organization prominent within the homeschooling subculture. You may remember Eliza from this article by Sarah Posner. Puzzlement by Elizabeth Wyse Cook was bewildered.  A friend of mine, whom I highly respected, was […]