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I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Said Hello to Courtship, Met a Boy, and Got Married

My parents said they wanted to talk to me one day. I was like 8 or 10 or something innocuous and the thought of boys and kissing was still gross (ew, spit). They said that they decided I wouldn’t be allowed to date, that I would court instead. I said okay, having no idea what… Continue reading I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Said Hello to Courtship, Met a Boy, and Got Married

Christianity · Courtship · Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Medical Neglect · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

When I was 19 I had the opportunity to write out…basically my life story and post it to a website with a lot of readers. It helped me start processing my life and was the catalyst for rethinking all the things I was taught and starting to see my abuse for what it was. I’ve… Continue reading Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

Courtship · Depression and Mental Health · Healing and Awareness

Well Then, God is a Shitty Author Part 3

Spring Break was tense, and tension just kept rising. In May, something broke. I cannot remember what it was in specific. As much as I’ve tried to block off most of these memories, that one was just….I can’t get to it. I know it happened, I know I felt betrayed by my parents in a way I’d… Continue reading Well Then, God is a Shitty Author Part 3

Courtship · Healing and Awareness

Well Then, God is a Shitty Author

cracks knuckles So, I was looking in the archives and realized that in the ~5 years I’ve been blogging here, I’ve only mentioned courting like, 4 times (swear it feels like more though), and it’s such a huge part of my story….but also an intensely emotional and painful one, which is why it’s referenced but… Continue reading Well Then, God is a Shitty Author

Christianity · Courtship · Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

Child Marriage: I dodged the bullet

I don’t know that I’ve written much about the process of the relationship Alex and I had before we got married. I started this blog after the fact and before I had even begun to process the hellmouth that was my childhood. With three creepy-as-fuck-patriarchs coming out in favor of child marriage – something they’d… Continue reading Child Marriage: I dodged the bullet