Why I Cringed at Star Trek Beyond

I didn’t want to cringe.  Even though my husband said, “This movie’s going to be awful.  It’s the Fast and Furious guy! How can it be Star Trek?” I still believed in Simon Pegg. I also believed that Justin Lin was unfairly pigeon holed as a hack, and we should give him a chance.  I

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Coffee w/ Mr. Anyabwile, and Discussing Voldemort

Last week, thanks to an outbreak of strep and bronchitis that clogged up doctors in our entire county, I had to take my daughter to a new pediatrician. When he entered the room, I felt like I was about to make a new best friend: he was a huge, happy, bearded black man who made

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Remember the Complementarian Woman

I spent the first eight years of my marriage as a strong Complementarian woman. I have always deeply loved and respected my husband, believed in the infalliblity and inerrancy of scripture, and knew that God’s ways were not my ways. I saw nothing but good intentions in my leaders, and saw nothing but good fruit

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Why Davey Blackburn’s Church Culture is Toxic

[Potentially triggering graphics and themes ahead.] I won’t comment on whether or not Davey Blackburn is involved in his wife’s shooting death or not. That’s the job of the investigators and the court system. However, as a spiritual abuse blogger, I must say this: Rev. Davey Blackburn has used this tragedy to show us why

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Three Bizarre Things I Learned About Eating Disorders: Part 1

Thank you all for the support you’ve shown for my daughter as she recovers from an eating disorder. As we’ve struggled through her treatment, we’ve discovered how much bad information circulates through the media about this devastating condition.  I wanted to share three things that shocked us, in the hope that we can equip some

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Physical Healing Vs. Marital Healing

Once I had dinner with a two worship band members, and one of them was in a wheelchair. After we finished, and I drove back to church with my able-bodied friend, he said, “I can’t help but wonder, if we really had enough faith, would our other friend be able to walk?” My Christian family

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Welcome to my new home!

Thankfully, now that life is starting to stabilize a bit, I can get back to doing what I do best. The blog has a new name, and hopefully, within the next few days, a new look. Thank you for exploring the Evangelical galaxy with me.

The Dog Bite and The Eating Disorder

My Firecracker (as my oldest daughter shall henceforth be known) was bitten by a dog when she was three. Yes, this directly relates to the eating disorder, but in a roundabout, interesting way. Bear with me. 🙂 We were at a Bible study with The Firecracker and our newest baby, and she’d misbehaved in some

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An Anatomy of a Childhood Eating Disorder

I can’t bring myself to write about theology, women in the church, or spiritual abuse right now.  Compared to what I’m dealing with at home, when it comes to all these other issues, All of those other issues are important, but other bloggers, tweeters, and anons can deal with that, while I go on a

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