The Cultic Family, Part III

The Cultic Family, Part III In my last two articles (part one here) I addressed characteristics within a cultic family environment and some of the physiological effects they have on adult children. In this conclusion, I’d like to address some important features in light of our Christian faith. It can be argued that some traits […]

Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2

Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2 Women raised within authoritarian homeschooling, Quiverfull, or fundamentalist Christian families know that our parents had good, godly intentions for their choice of lifestyle. Nevertheless, as we often discuss at Quivering Daughters, many of us grew up experiencing depression, thoughts of suicide, fear, shame, and other serious […]

Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual Abuse **This post was formerly titled “Spiritual Abuse in the Family.” I have updated and reposted it here. ** Many resources exist for those who have experienced horrendous spiritual abuse within churches or other religious organizations. I am so grateful for those who have followed their calling to minister to the brokenhearted within Christendom–the […]

Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2

Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2 Women raised within authoritarian homeschooling, Quiverfull, or fundamentalist Christian families know that our parents had good, godly intentions for their choice of lifestyle. Nevertheless, as we often discuss at Quivering Daughters, many of us grew up experiencing depression, thoughts of suicide, fear, shame, and other serious […]

The Myth of “Normal”

The Myth of “Normal” When I was young, I envied those who told breath-catching testimonials of how they came to Christ. I  listened, enraptured, to stories featured on our local religious radio station and dreamed of how thrilled God must be with these dramatically-acquired souls. Many met Him in death-defying places; others spoke of time […]

The Cultic Family, Part III

The Cultic Family, Part III In my last two articles (part one here) I addressed characteristics within a cultic family environment and some of the physiological effects they have on adult children. In this conclusion, I’d like to address some important features in light of our Christian faith. It can be argued that some traits […]

The Cultic Family, Part III

The Cultic Family, Part III In my last two articles (part one here) I addressed characteristics within a cultic family environment and some of the physiological effects they have on adult children. In this conclusion, I’d like to address some important features in light of our Christian faith. It can be argued that some traits […]

The Cultic Family, Part III

The Cultic Family, Part III In my last two articles (part one here) I addressed characteristics within a cultic family environment and some of the physiological effects they have on adult children. In this conclusion, I’d like to address some important features in light of our Christian faith. It can be argued that some traits […]

Mom

Mom My birth was the event that launched her into motherhood. As Mother’s Day draws near, I reflect on the one who carried me the womb. I always send a card or gift, but it is with trepidation. My family does not celebrate holidays (except for Thanksgiving) or birthdays, for “most holidays are worldly or […]

The Cultic Family, Part III

The Cultic Family, Part III In my last two articles (part one here) I addressed characteristics within a cultic family environment and some of the physiological effects they have on adult children. In this conclusion, I’d like to address some important features in light of our Christian faith. It can be argued that some traits […]