I recently ran across this song, originally performed by the David Crowder Band, which we used to sing in church all the time. It was a big hit, especially for our kids (thanks to Hillsong Kids). Every move I make, I make in You.You make me move, Jesus.Every breath I take, I breathe in You.… Continue reading Every Move I Make
This month’s issue of the Human Givens journal has a cover article on religious trauma syndrome. Stevie Noah describes the Christian fundamentalist upbringing that left her with religious trauma syndrome and how human givens is providing a framework for moving on. In early 2009, I hit the lowest point in my life. I was suffering… Continue reading Religious Trauma Syndrome
I ran across this in one of the former-fundie Facebook support groups. This is a description for an actual book, called Pots, Pans, & Prophecies. Okay… Explain to me again how this is not dehumanizing, manipulative, and abusive? What if the pots and pans in your kitchen were alive, living beings, each with their own… Continue reading Pots, Pans, & Prophecies
In the movie Good Will Hunting, there’s this one scene where Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) says to Will Hunting (Matt Damon), “It’s not your fault.” If you haven’t seen the film, Will was abused as a kid. As children, we internalized the bad things that happen to us at the hands of our caregivers. When… Continue reading It’s Not Your Fault
Today is an anniversary of sorts. It’s the anniversary of the turn that saved my life. This is where I started, chanting, “Thank the Lord, for He is good; his kindness is forever.” My, how perspectives change.
Seen in my Facebook newsfeed: I accept Jesus Christ as my lord and savior. He said, “Deny me in front of your friends, and I will deny you in front of my father.” Challenge accepted! If you are not ashamed, copy and paste. You’ll see variations of this in non-religious social memes, too. Notice how… Continue reading Share, or Be Ashamed