Shame Begets Shame

As one experienced on both sides of this toxic mentality trap, I want to communicate that we are free to escape that bondage. We don’t need the acceptance of a cult to justify who we are and our places in the grand scheme of things. My most authentic self is determined within a relationship between me and my maker alone.  … More Shame Begets Shame

The Custodian

–The following article includes a variety of stories, all true. Names and various details have been changed or merged with other true stories in an attempt to protect identities and to prevent inflicting any further trauma to those whom these stories belong. The Custodian written by, Stephanie Wilson On a typical Saturday morning, the church … More The Custodian

Evangelicals Are Experts At Religion- Which is Why They Won’t Let Trump Fail

A Reflection of Mal-Entrusted Faith and an All-In Mentality Growing up in the Evangelical church and having spent the first few years of married life as a spouse to a (then) Evangelical minister, I can attest to the blind loyalty of those who elect to attend this style of faith community. Parishioners who attend regularly, … More Evangelicals Are Experts At Religion- Which is Why They Won’t Let Trump Fail

True Faith has Nothing to Fear from Evidenced-Based Outcomes

My fear of science began when I was first introduced to the word evolution during elementary school. I was trained to believe that to be a Christian was to believe in Creation; and that there is no room for evolution in creation. To accept evolution was the same as turning your back on God. I … More True Faith has Nothing to Fear from Evidenced-Based Outcomes

Finding Peace in Christ- Regardless of hurts inflicted by the church

Trauma that stems from a young age is often the basis for the dysfunctional behavior we present as an adult. Hurt is messy. We are each the victims of pain, undeserved hurt, indifference, and unjustified circumstances. As a result, unresolved trauma triggers the brain’s survival defenses. We place walls around our emotions to guard against … More Finding Peace in Christ- Regardless of hurts inflicted by the church