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

Tag: bad theology

You don’t have to look

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on April 17, 2015. I have problems with Easter. My church attendance has been irregular since I left fundamentalism, which I’ve been told is normal for people who…

I can’t save my siblings

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on September 1, 2015. Growing up homeschooled means you get a lot more time with your siblings than other kids. As an older sibling, it also means you have…

We’re not just rebels

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on July 5, 2015. In my last post, I talked about why I don’t trust authority. Many people like me who were raised in controlling environments tend to not…

I have trust issues with authority

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on July 2, 2015. After leaving fundamentalism, some of my friends left organized religion because of spiritual abuse, or identified as anarchists because they’d seen systems of power oppress…

Protesting Jim Berg

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on February 10, 2015. A couple of weeks ago, I organized a protest group picketing Jim Berg’s “Christian Growth Bible Conference” at Grace Bible Church in Colorado Springs. I’m…

When your parents stalk you

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on March 2, 2015. Stalking is usually applied to a romantic relationship gone bad. This is why people hesitate to believe me when I say I’ve been stalked by…

Missing the Mark

Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published on November 9, 2014. I cry, Father, Father, forgive me You say, Child, I already have. – Joy Williams, Beautiful Redemption I pulled back on the bowstring, my arm…