You Have a Story

You Have a Story My strategy to survive was to appease the soldiers and to make friends with them. I thought, if only we could make friends with these soldiers, then we would survive.  But porters can die at any time. For example, if a soldier got angry and just shot me with his gun, […]

To Change a World | Guest Post

To Change a World | Guest Post by Melanie Anderson unset Park is a little piece of fairytale on the coast of one of the Great Lakes, about twenty or so minutes from where I live.  It looks like just a hill with the lake in the distance until you are a couple feet from […]

Broken

Broken By Eric M. Pazdziora broken arm is painful. A broken glass is dangerous. A broken mirror is unlucky. A broken heart is depressing. A broken toy is sad. A broken promise is wrong. So it’s strange that some well-meaning devotional writers tell us that spiritual brokenness is something we should aspire to, an attitude […]

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 […]

Spiritual Abuse and Christmas Trees

Spiritual Abuse and Christmas Trees By Eric M. Pazdziora I think I finally figured out what Christmas trees are really about. A while ago I found a blog article on the subject of our friend Mr. Tannenbaum. Apparently (the author observed) some folks believe that Christmas trees are pagan symbols that the church has adopted […]

Who is Your God?

Who is Your God? by Hillary McFarland “I'm okay with Jesus. It's God I'm not too sure about.” or many daughters of patriarchy, God is an imposing figure. Why wouldn't He be? His name is the one attached to doctrines of men. He is the why behind many destructive religious lifestyle choices. From the earliest […]

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 […]

How Healing Starts to Happen

How Healing Starts to Happen “not once,” i whisper. “not once did you or mum come into my room, sit on my bed and say sorry. not once did you ask me how i was doing; why i was hurting myself, and what you could do to help.” Click here to continue reading How Healing […]

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 […]

Broken

Broken By Eric M. Pazdziora broken arm is painful. A broken glass is dangerous. A broken mirror is unlucky. A broken heart is depressing. A broken toy is sad. A broken promise is wrong. So it’s strange that some well-meaning devotional writers tell us that spiritual brokenness is something we should aspire to, an attitude […]