I Am That I Am: We Are So Much More than What People Think of Us

The "lessons" we learn about ourselves The deepest lessons we learn in life aren't from the classroom. They're not on paper. Not even in the field.* Instead we learn them from each other. From how others treat us. These lessons can happen in the moment, between the lines. Sometimes they're explicit and outright. They can … Continue reading I Am That I Am: We Are So Much More than What People Think of Us

I Didn’t Fall From Grace, I Leapt to Freedom: Ex-Timony of a Half-Disowned Bisexual Apostate

It's funny. If you had sat me down 5 years ago and told me that one day I'd be a blasphemy-loving bisexual apostate who had finally come out to her parents, gotten cut off, and called it all the best thing to ever happen to her, I probably would've laughed. Or cried. Maybe a little of both. … Continue reading I Didn’t Fall From Grace, I Leapt to Freedom: Ex-Timony of a Half-Disowned Bisexual Apostate

Fuck Joseph, Paul and Job. Dear ex-Christians, your struggles are valid.

As Christians we weren't allowed to make hard times about ourselves. Well, fuck that. This week, I want to take a closer look at how Baptist Christianity's anti-self attitude creates expectations that suffocate us when we're struggling. It's no secret to us by now that Baptist Christianity is pretty much synonymous with repression. I mean, worldview … Continue reading Fuck Joseph, Paul and Job. Dear ex-Christians, your struggles are valid.

INFIDEL VIBES (A 20-Song Mix for the Ex-Religious)

Hey all, and happy Sunday! Around two weeks ago, I joined an online chat group for ex-religious people (a great place to commiserate and celebrate all things ex-religius, by the way. Come say hey if you're into it!)  Yesterday was a quiet night for me, and long story short, I found myself compiling some heathen jams for … Continue reading INFIDEL VIBES (A 20-Song Mix for the Ex-Religious)

Seventy Times Seven Shall You Forgive Your Abuser

Parables of Abuse Understatement of the week: Christianity has a little bit of a guilt problem. This week it seemed like the universe had an agenda for me, and forgiveness? At the top of the list. As a Christian, I was obsessed with it. With asking for it... and having to give it. No matter how I … Continue reading Seventy Times Seven Shall You Forgive Your Abuser