Multiple bloggers sharing, educating and supporting those who have been in unhealthy churches.

Month: December 2016

Identity Theft

I got this cup for Christmas from my best friend. It says “Be You.” Only a very close friend could have known the impact of that phrase for me. As I have written before, when one is raised in the cult environment, an…

Communion

I’ll miss having watchnight service tonight… the old fashioned kind with foot washing and communion and worship, praying the old year out and the new year in. Its been around 5 years since I was in an old fashioned watchnight service. Those held…

Holiday Celebration

As I have been working the last two weeks, I have run across different ideas from different churches that affect children who are my clients. These differences have to do with how holidays are celebrated. Needless¬†to say, I have definitely had a few…

The Still Small Voice

So you’ve faced a storm lately? Faced deafening winds, the heat of fiery trials, earthquakes that seem to shake everything right out from under you? Listen closely. Maybe there have been a lot of earthquakes and fires and wind in your life. A…

Approaching A New Year

As we approach a new year, and knowing I have more behind me than ahead of me, it becomes ever more important to own who I am. I am a child of God saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ my Lord.…

Video on the United Pentecostal Church

Just under 30 minutes, this is a video on the United Pentecostal Church from Christian Answers, featuring Steve Morrison and Larry Wessels. It covers the Godhead issue and some on David Bernard’s book, The Oneness of God. They touch on what they believe…

Merry Christmas

Christmas. One of my favorite times of year. Lights, presents, food, family, friends, music, food, presents… j/k.. We always had a very Christ-centered Christmas growing up. Yes, Santa came, and we put cookies and milk out for him sometimes (though I think Mrs.…

Expulsion II

In writing something else I remembered realizing that only one person in the New Testament was listed as being thrown out of church–a man who “had his father’s wife” in Corinth. Several years ago I was thrown out of a church because the…

Blue Christmas

I went to a different kind of Christmas service tonight, a Blue Christmas service. The concept is to acknowledge that not everyone finds this to be a joyous season for a variety of reasons, and to give those people experiencing loneliness and loss…