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Journal Entry, April 1, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside the head of a person who is mired in spiritual abuse, this is an example. It is an entry from the journal that I would take to church and write in during services. 869 more words

I'm not a weapon

As a homeschooled child/adult/person, I’m really tired of being called a weapon. Last week I read an article that compared homeschooled students to “firearms in private hands… 770 more words


Today, I Saw My Former Pastor

Kitty litter. Check.

Mouthwash. Check

Fabric. Check.

We were looking for the shortest check-out line in Walmart so when we turned around to go back to the express line, there he was, walking toward us. 282 more words

10 Questions About Spiritual Abuse: Mormon Edition

David Hayward at nakedpastor.com wrote a short blog post a few weeks ago that hit home. I have read several things Hayward has written. He provides a wonderful religious perspective on a host of issues, and I think we could all learn something from him, regardless of our spirituality or religious affiliation. 1,510 more words


Hopefulness is a Feeling

Has anyone else out there become an expert on something simply because you have never experienced it first hand?

Somehow, last week, I became an expert on how to apologize. 308 more words

when words choke me

I have a job interview on Monday. It’s the second one–they didn’t offer me the job at the first one, but they asked me to come back to do a drug screen and background check and bring copies of my licenses…it seems like I’m being pretty strongly considered. 374 more words


Setting Boundaries - Recovery from Abuse

A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect

People learn how to treat you based on what you accept from them.